April 26, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
The RWB index provides a useful tool for comparing media freedom around the continent. It also provides yet another example of the diversity of the African continent. With respect to media freedom, Ghana and South Africa are far removed from Sudan and Eritrea.
November 7, 2018India
Earlier this week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that India, along with seven other countries, would receive an exemption from the newly-imposed U.S. sanctions on oil imports from Iran. Thi…
October 30, 2018Nigeria
According to Sahara Reporters, on October 27 the Shia were marching from Suleja to Abuja in preparation for a religious event called Arbaeen Symbolic Trek. The marchers apparently took a route that had not been approved by the security services. When the soldiers and police intervened, marchers responded by throwing rocks. The army and police responded with live ammunition.
October 27, 2018Human Rights
Twenty years ago today, October 27, 1998, the International Religious Freedom Act was signed into law. The Act established both an ambassador at large for international religious freedom in the De…
October 23, 2018Technology and Innovation
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Henriette Kolb, M…
October 10, 2018Cybersecurity
An expected Pentagon announcement suggests that the United States might use cyber capabilities alongside conventional weapons with NATO allies. That's a subtle, yet significant shift in policy.