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June 8, 2018

Asia
Trump-Singapore_10.23.2017 A Counterpoint: Why the Location of the Trump-Kim Summit Won't Determine the Outcome

By Hunter Marston Many analysts have noted the advantages Singapore provides as a setting for the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. As Jos…

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

China
Nairobi terminus_6.1.2017 “China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World”: A Review

Hunter Marston is a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution, where he works in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and for The India Project. You can follow him on Twitter @hmarsto…

August 21, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 12 - August 18

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 12 to August 18, 2017. This update also represents violence related to …

April 10, 2014

China
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) shakes hands with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan at the end of a joint news conference at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing on April 8, 2014. (Alex Wong/Courtesy Reuters) Hunter Gross: Despite Cyber Espionage, U.S.-China Relations Are Business as Usual

Hunter Gross is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Just as U.S. president Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping were set to meet in The Hague, documents leaked b…

February 18, 2014

China
Wang Yu-chi (2nd L), Taiwan's mainland affairs chief, talks during a meeting with Head of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office Zhang Zhijun (not pictured), in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on February 11, 2014. (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters) Hunter Gross: What Did China and Taiwan’s Historic Talks Accomplish?

Hunter Gross is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The four-day visit between Zhang Zhijun, director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) and Wang Yu-chi, chairman of …

July 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
Kaspersky Cyber Week in Review: July 7, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Just let me banya with the FSB in peace. The U.S Senate is looking to shut out Kaspersky fr…

November 28, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16 Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 19 – November 25

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016. This update also represents violence …

October 31, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
NST Map Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 22 – October 28

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 22, 2016 to October 28, 2016. This update also represents violence re…

March 31, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Michika_vigilante Therapy for a Broken Nigerian Community

The consequences of the brutal war between Boko Haram and the Nigerian security services will be with us for a long time. In the BBC’s series, “Letter from Africa,” Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani describes h…