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December 22, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-Ignatius-Chombo-Mugabe-Mnangagwa Sweet Deal for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe as Allies Face Jail or Exile

Robert Mugabe receives immunity for himself, a $10 million exit package, and protection for his wife Grace as his former allies face jail time as President Mnangagwa cracks down on the "criminals" that were allegedly behind his removal as vice president.

November 20, 2017

Zimbabwe
Mugabe-ZANU-PF-Coup-Impeachment Mugabe Holds On

In the face of expulsion from the ZANU-PF and an impending impeachment vote, Mugabe is still refusing to relinquish power.

October 23, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorists Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 14 - October 20

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 14 to October 20, 2017. This update also represents violence related t…

October 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 7 - October 13

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 7 to October 13, 2017. This update also represents violence related to…

June 21, 2017

Nigeria
Pope Demands Obedience From Nigerian Catholics Pope Demands Obedience From Nigerian Catholics

Pope Francis has demanded that priests of the Roman Catholic diocese of Ahiara accept the bishop appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 and that each priest in the diocese write him a personal letter…

May 15, 2017

Japan
Priests Helen Hardacre: Political Realignment Among Japan’s Religions

Shinto priests walk in a line to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan on December 31, 2016 (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon).  

April 21, 2017

China
Feng-Xiaogang-award Chinese Cinema’s Absent Allure

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

February 21, 2017

Nigeria
NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16 Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 11 – February 17

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 11 to February 17, 2017. This update also represents violence relate…

May 23, 2017

Europe
The Terrorist Past Has a Message for the Terrorist Present

History suggests that Europe’s current wave of terror can be ameliorated, if not entirely stopped.

January 10, 2017

Development
hyde-woman-hay_150805_009lr The Women Driving International Development

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Dana J. Hyde, C…