What's At Stake In Hotspots Across The Globe


J. Peter Pham, director, Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council
Tom Bowman, Pentagon correspondent, NPR
Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oklahoma

In Mali, the French continue air strikes to stop the advance of armed Islamist rebels in the north. In Syria, the death toll continues to rise, and in Afghanistan, questions remain about the ongoing transition of power. In all three regions, opportunities for current or future U.S. involvement is uncertain.



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