Military force alone cannot fully address the Boko Haram insurgency.
The U.S. must proactively counter misconceptions about jihadism in North Africa to avoid compromising the mission in Iraq and Syria.
Libya remains awash in weapons and ordnance, which will result in an extremely violent insurgency should armed actors escalate their conflict.
The past month has revealed the delicacy of the South Sudanese crisis.
Rebuilding Mali requires addressing political and socioeconomic needs in Mali, and the broader Sahel region.