February 22, 2018Cybersecurity
Technologists love to criticize policymakers for their ignorance of how computer security actually works. Instead of criticizing from the sidelines, maybe they should get involved.
August 14, 2018Pakistan
On Pakistan's seventy-first independence day, the country faces an economic crisis and a terrorism crisis. Whether prime minister–designate Imran Khan can deliver on his promise of a “naya Pakistan” …
August 14, 2018Global Governance
The following is a guest post by Kyle L. Evanoff, research associate in international economics and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. A dash of competition could be the secr…
August 6, 2018Zimbabwe
Mnangagwa's victory was promptly and shamefully endorsed by African Union observers and those from the Southern African Development Community, but questioned by observers from the European Union, the National Democratic institute and the International Republican Institute, and, most important, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network, a local NGO umbrella that deployed 6,500 observers around the country.
August 2, 2018Zimbabwe
The people of Zimbabwe turned out in impressively large numbers—the Zimbabwe Election Commission reported 70 percent of voters turned out—on July 30 to choose a way forward for their country. The election, the first without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, was billed as a chance to close a painful chapter in the country's history, and bring real legitimacy, at last, to the government. It was a moment of hope.
August 2, 2018Zimbabwe
A new International Foundation for Electoral Studies (IFES) report finds women who run for office in Zimbabwe face a variety of persistent challenges, and calls into question the 10-year time limit o…
August 1, 2018Pakistan
Khan has a powerful opportunity to deliver on his party’s platform and further Pakistani women’s workplace safety -- and the economic growth of the entire nation.
July 31, 2018Zimbabwe
A victorious candidate must win 50 percent of the total vote plus one. If there is no outright winner, the top two candidates will be forced into a runoff, which would take place on September 8. Mnangagwa and Chamisa ran neck and neck in preelection polls, and there are many analysts now raising the possibility, even the likelihood, of a runoff.
July 30, 2018Iran
The premium appears to be creeping back into international oil prices as markets wait to see who will be policing the sea lanes in the aftermath of a Saudi announcement that it would temporarily halt…