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September 21, 2017

Brexit
U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. Renewing the Special Relationship in a Lonely World Isn’t the Way Forward

Coauthored with James Resnick, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. There is a common—and understandable—comparison ma…

May 11, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Women-boko-Haram-Violence-Justice Boko Haram’s Violence Against Women and Girls Demands Justice

To date, not one member of Boko Haram has been prosecuted for sexual violence. Yet, as President Buhari mulls granting amnesty to repentant members of Boko Haram, justice requires accountability for their crimes, including those that are gender-based. 

April 2, 2018

Russia
Putin Shoigu The “Known Unknowns” of Russian Cyber Signaling

Recent Russian cyber intrusions in U.S. critical infrastructure have been interpreted as a signal that Moscow "could disrupt the West's critical facilities in the event of a conflict." But is that th…

March 28, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-ISWAP-Kidnap-Lai-Mohammed Nigerian Government Has Been Negotiating With Boko Haram for "Some Time"

Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed announced that the government has been negotiating with Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire.

March 22, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Dapchi-Girls-Kidnap-Boko-Haram Controversy Surrounds Release of Most Dapchi Girls in Nigeria

Amnesty International released a report of the February kidnapping, concluding that the Nigerian security forces again ignored advanced warnings of an impending Boko Haram kidnapping operation up to four hours before the attack.

March 12, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
China-Africa-Museveni-Xi-Uganda Axing Term Limits in China Is a Boon to Africa's Would-Be Despots

The recent move to eliminate presidential term limits in China is music to the ears of many African leaders uninterested in transitioning out of power, and a blow to emerging African governance norms.

January 10, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
IsraelBarrierJerusalem Is Annexation of the West Bank Already Here?

My recent piece at Salon.com raised some hackles with my friend, former intern, and occasional coauthor, Michael Koplow. Michael is the policy director at the Israel Policy Forum, and he also writes …

July 5, 2017

Global Governance
Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters What's at Stake at the G20 Summit

Will the leaders' gathering in Hamburg find consensus on pressing global economic issues? Experts from many of the group's member states assess prospects.

November 14, 2017

United States
Global Gun Policy Comparisons U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

June 20, 2017

Iraq
Woman Syria Iraq refugee conflict world refugee day Risks and Opportunities for the World’s Refugee Women

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece to mark World Refugee Day is aut…