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May 16, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Herdsmen-Killings-Christians Nigerian Catholic and Tiv Leaders Respond to Violence in the Middle Belt

There is now more violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt than in the northeast, where Boko Haram continues its operations. Ostensibly, violence in the Middle Belt is driven by conflict between “herders” and “farmers” over land use, ethnic and religious rivalries, and (likely but hard to prove) the agendas of rival politicians.

December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

November 3, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Peacekeepers 17 Years On: Commitments to Increase Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security

Seventeen years after the passage of the first United Nations Security Council resolution to acknowledge that women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution and their protection from vio…

August 18, 2016

Economics
To match Feature SOLOMONISLANDS-MINING/ New Initiative Targets Women in the Solomon Islands’ Informal Economy

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a…

October 1, 2008

Monetary Policy
Fed Balance Sheet Troubles Fed Balance Sheet Troubles

The U.S. Senate passed Paulson’s $700 billion rescue plan three days after the House rejected it. The House is expected to vote again on Friday. While the political maneuvering continues, the Feder…

September 30, 2008

United States
Bailout Failure Bailout Failure

Markets had their worst day since the 1987 crash following the House vote to reject Paulson’s rescue plan. The Federal Reserve and the Treasury are expected to hold things together through greater …

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May 5, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Fulani_herdsmen_boy What Is New About Sectarian Fighting in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

Sectarian conflict in Nigeria’s Middle Belt is attracting more attention both at home and abroad. Typically, conflict involves Muslim Fulani herdsmen clashing with Christian Barome (or other small tr…

May 13, 2016

China
Philippines-transgender-congress Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of May 13, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Philippine congress gains its first transgender member. Despite the cou…

February 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16 Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update February 20-26

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 20, to February 26, 2016. This update also represents violence relate…