August 15, 2018Democratic Republic of Congo
After keeping his own citizens and the international community in suspense for over two years past the end of his mandate in 2016, President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo anno…
June 20, 2018Democratic Republic of Congo
Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.
June 20, 2018South Africa
Section nine of South Africa’s constitution guarantees equal rights to all South Africans and outlaws discrimination, including that based on ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual preference. Pursuant to that provision, in 2000 Parliament passed the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) in 2000. In turn, PEPUDA led to the creation of Equality Courts to adjudicate infringements of equality such as unfair discrimination and hate speech.
July 5, 2016Asia
It is a common scene among the community of Southeast Asia specialists in Washington. At a talk, or a visit by a leading Southeast Asian politician, the conversation inevitably comes around to the sa…
May 31, 2018Nigeria
Fighting corruption was one of two planks in Muhammadu Buhari’s successful campaign for the presidency in 2015. He has made recovery of stolen Nigerian assets parked abroad a theme of his dialogue with other leaders, including President Donald Trump.
May 17, 2018Burundi
Burundians are at the polls today to vote in a referendum on constitutional amendments that would, among other things, change the country’s rules around term limits.
March 28, 2018International Law
With John Bolton as national security advisor, both the United States and the International Criminal Court should take steps to avoid a collision.
January 25, 2018Cybersecurity
In this edition: Iran's cyber threat, integrating AI into foreign policy, and the benefits of multistakeholder governance.