June 2, 2020Demonstrations and Protests
The sickening murder of George Floyd, and the laudable fact that the press in the United States is free to report it and to tell the story of the protests sweeping the nation, has again exposed just how much injustice persists in the United States.
May 14, 2020Ethiopia
After years of negotiations, Egypt has written to the UN Security Council about what it considers to be Ethiopia's failure to reach an agreement over the filling and operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
April 22, 2020Trade
In theory, there is a strong case for trade in services—specialization raises the productivity of all. Yet the actual data on U.S. trade in services tells a less appealing story. Far too much trad…
April 20, 2020Cybersecurity
Recently, Chinese cybersecurity companies have reported an intrusion campaign targeting government networks and health-care systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. A campaign of this magnitude threaten…
April 9, 2020Health Policy and Initiatives
On March 20, Ghana's parliament passed the Narcotics Control Commission (NCC) bill in response to the dramatic growth in domestic drug consumption. The NCC treats illicit drug use as a public health crisis rather than strictly a law enforcement issue by decriminalizing certain narcotics and prioritizing treatment and rehabilitation for drug addicts. This is an important shift in Africa’s approach to combating the trade and use of illicit drugs.
April 3, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: the coronavirus’s impact on Election 2020, calls for sanctions relief for Iran, and authoritarian …
March 26, 2020Public Health Threats and Pandemics
In the absence of U.S. leadership, multilateral responses to COVID-19 have been inadequate to date.