March 14, 2014China
Public diplomacy matters, but it is no substitute for policy. As First Lady Michelle Obama prepares to travel to China, she should consider weaving some policy into what appears to be almost entirely…
June 7, 2018Gambia
President Adama Barrow is seeking support for his government’s comprehensive National Development Program, which is intended to rebuild the economy so that young Gambians have fewer reasons to flee to Europe.
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.
May 8, 2018Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed's ascension to office in Ethiopia is only the latest development in an attenuated transition process that began with the death of Meles Zenawi in 2012.
April 5, 2018Botswana
Botswana inaugurated its fifth president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, on April 1 after President Ian Khama stepped down the day before.
March 30, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
While no one disputes the merits of boosting intra-African trade, a host of formidable obstacles stand in the way of realizing the Agreement’s vision, not least among them the ability of governments, and the people in them, to follow through on their promises.
March 12, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
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.
June 21, 2018Cybersecurity
Recent U.S. war games have shown that decision makers are surprisingly reluctant to use cyber weapons during a crisis scenario that escalates into armed conflict. Why?