June 10, 2004United States
Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention to Serve as Director of the Council’s Center for Preventive Action June 10, 2004 - The Council on Foreign Relations is establishing the General John W. Vessey…
June 16, 2018United Nations
On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly voted once again to condemn Israel, this time for its actions against Hamas in Gaza when tens of thousands of Hamas supporters and terrorists stormed t…
June 19, 2018Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A few days ago (here) I analyzed the recent UN General Assembly vote on Gaza and concluded that the UN's automatic majority against Israel is fraying. Now there is an important piece of new eviden…
December 13, 2017Nigeria
The Nigerian Army announced on December 6 that Major General Rogers Ibe Nicholas is replacing Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as the commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the military effort against the jihadist insurgency Boko Haram in what is a positive sign of accountability.
May 4, 2018Southeast Asia
ASEAN’s latest summit in Singapore produced little of substance on important issues like the ongoing crisis in Myanmar or the South China Sea.
April 9, 2018Malaysia
Last week, Malaysian prime minister Najib tun Razak dissolved parliament and called a general election, which will now occur no more than sixty days after April 7, the day of dissolution. Najib and o…
June 19, 2018Nigeria
The attack occurred on the same day that the Nigerian chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, publicly said that Boko Haram is no longer a threat and urged internally displaced persons to return home.