February 16, 2018Liberia
The foundation’s prize committee stated that Sirleaf had shown exceptional leadership, and noted that Liberia was the only African country out of fifty-four to improve in every category of its Index of African Governance.
February 5, 2018Iran
In May, 2017 Major General Qassem Soleimani, chief of the Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps’ foreign operations branch known as the Qods Force, visited the Iraq/Syria border in the company of an Iran-…
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.
October 6, 2017Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari won election in 2015 on the basis of his promise to restore security by destroying the terrorist movement Boko Haram and to reduce corruption, which many Nigerians believe …
September 5, 2017Southeast Asia
Part One Over the past five years, as I have documented in a number of books, articles, and policy papers, Southeast Asia, once seen as a potential model of democratic transition, has regressed ba…