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Is the US military doing a 'fantastic job' in Africa?

We reveal how 10 years of US strategy on the continent have failed to make its countries safer.

Is the US military doing a 'fantastic job' in Africa?

In the Field

Russia in Africa: Inside a military training centre in CAR

Russia says it wants to help establish peace in CAR, but others believe it may exploit resources and cause instability.

Indonesia

Indonesia election and the role of its powerful military

The armed forces were banned from politics in 2004, but the general remain powerful behind the scenes.

Indonesia election and the role of its powerful military

Myanmar

'Naming and shaming' Myanmar army's business buddies

Facebook and Western Union are among the most recognisable names on 'dirty list' distributed by human rights activists.

Campaigners target firms doing business with Myanmar's military

United Kingdom

UK protests over arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war

They are highlighting the proposed sale of more Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the Saudis - which they say is illegal under international law.

Special series

An Unholy Alliance: Monks and the Military in Myanmar

Is the joining of forces between radical Buddhist monks and generals threatening Myanmar's young and fragile democracy?

Thailand

Straight outta Bangkok: The world of Thailand's rebel artists

A new generation of rappers and artists are staring down the country's powerful military rule.

Turkey

US warns Turkey not to buy Russian S-400 missile system

Moving forward with the deal will jeopardise the F-35 fighter jet purchase and other future arms transfers, US says.

US warns Turkey not to buy Russian S-400 missile system

China

China says defence spending increase to be 'appropriate'

China unveiled its largest defence spending increase in years in 2018, setting an 8.1 percent growth target.

China says defence spending increase to be 'appropriate'

Opinion

Guaido's military mutiny miscalculation

The Venezuelan armed forces are not ready to rebel against Maduro and here is why.

Asa Cusack

by Asa Cusack

Asa Cusack

United States

US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

After meeting with Kim Jong-un, Trump decides to scale down drills in South Korea to ease tensions with the North.

US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

Opinion

Britain's belated reckoning with imperial crimes

Britain could not have won World War II without the massive exploitation and abuse it unleashed on its colonies.

Elliot Ross

by Elliot Ross

Elliot Ross

Japan

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Some 434,000 people reject moving the base, but government in Tokyo says it will not derail relocation plan.

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Iran

Iran holds navy war games amid regional tensions

Week-long exercises in the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman will include Iran's first submarine-launched missiles.

Iran holds naval war games in Strait of Hormuz amid US tensions

United States

Turkey caught between Russian S-400 and US Patriot missiles

NATO nations view Turkey's purchase of the Russian defence system with suspicion but Ankara is pressing ahead.

Turkey caught between Russian S-400 and US Patriot missiles