August 22, 2019Nigeria
At independence in 1960, Lagos had an estimated population of 763,000; today it is about 13 million. Together with Lagos state, the population reaches 21 million. While Lagos is by far the largest city in Nigeria, security concerns, rural poverty, and hopes for greater economic opportunity are driving people to cities all over the country.
August 22, 2019Election 2020
The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.
August 12, 2019International Organizations
Mass international tourism has become a hallmark of globalization, but the question of whether it leads to peace is up for debate.
August 6, 2019Southeast Asia
For the latter half of the twentieth century, after the United Nations officially recognized Indonesian independence in 1949, Indonesia dominated regional politics in Southeast Asia. But during its s…
August 6, 2019Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Test your knowledge of WMDs, from nuclear technologies to nuclear-armed states.
August 14, 2019Afghanistan
In peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, the United States should not fail to address the evolution of the Haqqani-al-Qaeda nexus.
December 11, 2018South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa selected Shamila Batohi to the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) for a single ten-year term. As NDPP, Batohi will head the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which, as its name implies, determines who to prosecute and who not to prosecute on behalf of the state.