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.
September 6, 2018South Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in dispatched a special envoy delegation composed of the same members that met Kim Jong-un in March to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit planned for Pyon…
September 6, 2018Human Rights
As states struggle to balance commercial interests with the promotion of human rights, social safeguards in trade and loan agreements—often included at the insistence of Western countries—are increas…
September 4, 2018Nuclear Energy
Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.
August 30, 2018Southeast Asia
After taking power in a coup in 2014, Thailand’s military junta made multiple promises of how they would change the kingdom. They vowed to clean up corruption, which supposedly had spiked under the Y…
August 28, 2018U.S. Foreign Policy
After being away from Washington for a year, CFR's Michael P. Dempsey shares his reflections about the state of U.S. national security and highlights emerging trends and hotspots.
August 27, 2018Kenya
President Donald Trump will receive President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya in Washington, D.C. today, the second African chief of state to make a bilateral visit since becoming president in 2016. The conversation will reportedly focus on trade and investment—the reason for Kenyatta’s visit to the United States—and security issues with a focus on Somalia.
August 22, 2018Nigeria
These are unsettled times in Nigerian politics. On August 7, masked operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), secret police, barricaded the national assembly in Abuja, preventing access by legislators. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo proceeded to fire DSS chief Lawal Daura and later placed him under house arrest.