July 11, 2019United States Presidential Election (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.
July 10, 2019Nigeria
The principal Shiite movement in Nigeria, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), “stormed” the National Assembly in Abuja on July 7. In the resulting melee, two people may have been killed and eight injured. As is so often the case, there are few details, with claims and counter-claims.
July 9, 2019China
Under President Xi Jinping, China is pressing the United Nations’ human rights body to favor national sovereignty and development over calling out domestic rights abuses.
July 3, 2019United States
The international side of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was a real reform, not just a straight-forward cut in the rate. It ended deferral, and shifted to a (mostly) territorial tax system. Yet, judging f…
July 3, 2019North Korea
Arms control and diplomacy are falling by the wayside as countries modernize arsenals and renew their focus on geopolitical competition.
July 2, 2019Nigeria
Though Nigeria, is urbanizing rapidly, roughly half of the population lives in rural areas, mostly mired in poverty. On June 24, Segun Awolowo, director general of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, announced that honey and other beehive products could generate annually some $10 billion from local and international trade, aiding rural economies.
July 2, 2019Global Governance
Climate change is imperiling humanity’s future. To combat it, the world needs to use rules that have been around for decades, create new rules, and find new space for climate change policy.