May 16, 2018Nigeria
There is now more violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt than in the northeast, where Boko Haram continues its operations. Ostensibly, violence in the Middle Belt is driven by conflict between “herders” and “farmers” over land use, ethnic and religious rivalries, and (likely but hard to prove) the agendas of rival politicians.
February 12, 2018China
China's balance of payments data doesn't show any material increase in the pace of offshore lending.
May 25, 2018India
Washington will need to identify and commit to specific goals in the Indo-Pacific if this geographic and strategic approach is to be successful.
May 15, 2018Nigeria
There has been a wave of recent killings in the Middle Belt and in northwestern Nigeria, regions where Boko Haram does not routinely operate. The killings are either the result of quarrels over land use, often referred to as “herder-farmer conflicts”, of cattle rustling and other criminal activity, and reprisal attacks.
May 10, 2018Southeast Asia
Part 1 Earlier this week, the opposition coalition in Malaysia pulled off a dramatic upset, ending the ruling coalition’s grip on political power, which has lasted since Malaysia’s independence fr…
May 1, 2018China
May 1, 2018—“One of the great paradoxes of China today,” writes eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. Economy, “is Xi Jinping’s effort to position himself as a champion of globalization, while at th…
April 16, 2018Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Trump right to reconsider TPP even if allies resist renegotiation bid.
April 13, 2018China
With the opening of the first overseas Chinese military base in Djibouti, this tiny Horn of Africa country has become a testing ground for the mixing of China's commercial and military interests abro…
April 6, 2018Nigeria
The president’s apathetic response to the conflict in the middle belt encourages the perception of many southern Nigerians and even a few northerners that Muhammadu Buhari is the “President of the North,” rather than of Nigeria as a whole.