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June 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

In 2016, once again, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has found no retiring African leader qualified for the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billi…

Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

July 11, 2016

Iraq
Failing Iraq

The United Kingdom's Chilcot report, the final report of the British government's Iraq Inquiry, represents a thorough examination of the record from which hopefully the British (and American) governm…

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April 25, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 16-22

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 16, to April 22, 2016. This update also represents violence related to …

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

April 11, 2016

Libya
Libya: Disconnect and Fragmentation

Despite the fact that a diplomatic effort to bring the chaos that has engulfed Libya since 2011 seems to have gained momentum, Libya is in for a long fight.

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December 16, 2015

United States
China’s Internet Conference: Xi Jinping’s Message to Washington

President Xi Jinping opened the second annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China with a forceful statement of Beijing’s views of how cyberspace should be governed. Most of the ideas in the sp…

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May 11, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update May 2-May 8

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 2, 2015 to May 8, 2015. This update also represents violence related to B…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

November 29, 2014

Iraq
Weekend Reading: Mubarak Acquitted, (Another) Tunisian Uprising, and Iraq’s Flags

Hossam Bahgat sheds some light on the verdict acquitting former President Hosni Mubarak of charges against him. Sam Kimball and Nicholas Linn contend that despite Tunisia’s recent elections, the cou…

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July 17, 2014

United States
This Week: Israeli-Hamas Brinkmanship and Iraqi Political Progress

Significant Developments. Israel-Gaza. Late on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered IDF troops to begin ground operations in Gaza. Israel and Hamas had intensified both their fighting…

A car, which police said was damaged in an Israeli air strike that targeted the house of top Hamas political leader Mahmoud Zahar, is seen in Gaza City July 16, 2014 (Salem/Courtesy Reuters).

December 12, 2013

The World Next Week: TTIP Talks Resume, Congress Votes on a Budget Deal, and U.S.-Afghan Security Negotiations Continue

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks in Washington, a possible U.S. budget deal, and U.S.-Afghan security negotiatio…

U.S. and European Union flags on display at negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Brussels in November. (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters)

July 19, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Were Early Humans Warlike?, U.S.-Pakistan Relations, and Opinion Polls

Donald Fry and Patrik Soderberg, “Lethal Aggression in Mobile Forager Bands and Implications for the Origins of War,” Science, July 19, 2003, pp. 270-273. A controversy exists regarding mobile forag…

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