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June 22, 2017

United States
Play Carlos Barria.jpg Foreign Investments and National Security: A Conversation With Senator John Cornyn

Senator John Cornyn discusses the challenge facing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

October 14, 2017

Iran Nuclear Agreement Nuclear Agreement
John Kerry's Attack on the Iran Nuclear Decision

Former President Obama and former Vice President Biden have been among the many Democrats who have long complimented former President George W. Bush for his demeanor and conduct after leaving office…

October 17, 2017

Chad
Chad-Military-Nigeria-Niger-Boko-Haram Chad Removes Hundreds of Soldiers From Nigerien Region Affected by Boko Haram

The Voice of America (VOA), citing “humanitarian sources and officials,” reports that Chad has withdrawn “hundreds” of troops from Niger where they had been fighting Boko Haram. Shortly after the ann…

October 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 7 - October 13

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 7 to October 13, 2017. This update also represents violence related to…

October 13, 2017

Nigeria
Biafra-Nigeria-Secession-Kanu Powerful Rhetoric Gives Insight Into Biafran Independence Narratives

The still unknown whereabouts of Namdi Kanu, a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has led to public exchanges that provide insight into the mindset of at least some of Biafra's support…

October 12, 2017

Nigeria
Boko-Haram-Prisoner-Trial-Nigeria Detainees Suspected of Ties to Boko Haram Begin Secret Trials

The Nigerian security services have imprisoned thousands of people suspected of being tied to Boko Haram. The detentions began in earnest in 2011 and accelerated up until 2015, after which they appea…

October 12, 2017

Nigeria
Cameroon-Ambazonia-Anglophone-Francophone-Secession Secession Movements Raise Tensions in Nigeria and Cameroon

In the midst of secession movements in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan, the New York Times recently highlighted two African movements, in Nigeria and Cameroon. In both countries, secession movements re…

October 11, 2017

Kenya
Raila-Odinga-NASA-Kenya-Election-Kenyatta The Drama Continues: Kenya's Raila Odinga Withdraws From Election Re-Run

On Tuesday, the principal presidential opposition candidate, Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA), announced that he would no longer participate in the rescheduled October 26 elections…

November 14, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Stares proposes a long-term strategy for how the United States can manage the risks of a turbulent world in a way that does not rely solely on American power.

October 9, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 30 - October 6

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 30 to October 6, 2017. This update also represents violence related …