Cipher Brief Expert Nick Fishwick CMG retired in 2012 after nearly thirty years in the British Foreign Service. His work included postings in Lagos, Istanbul and Kabul. His responsibilities in London included director of security and, after returning from Afghanistan in 2007, he served as director for counterterrorism. His final ...

Following fierce clashes that erupted over the weekend in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijan and Armenian forces announced a ceasefire on Tuesday — but tensions remain high. Dozens were killed in the worst violence that Nagorno-Karabakh, formally a part of Azerbaijan that has been under the control of ethnic Armenian ...