January 9, 2018
Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group.
January 3, 2018
North Korea continues to endure economic sanctions, suggesting that enforcement has not been strong enough to pressure Pyongyang into negotiations on its nuclear program.
December 28, 2017
I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…
December 27, 2017
Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…
October 18, 2017
Maylin Meisenheimer is a research associate in the Asia studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations
This blog is cross-posted with CFR's Asia Unbound.
The 19th Party Congress is almost…
October 12, 2017
As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.
October 10, 2017
October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises," aimed at highlighting how conflict …
Maylin Meisenheimer is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The 19th Party Congress is almost here, bringing with it a slew of questions about China’s future,…
September 27, 2017
“Big men” have long been the scourge of Africa. Unfortunately for Kenya, it has not one, but two: President Uhuru Kenyatta and perennial opposition leader Raila Odinga. Both are behaving like tribal …
June 12, 2017
Sure, the tiny gulf state is a lousy ally — but so is everyone else in the region.