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February 13, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-President-Zuma-Resign-No-Confidence Timeline: Zuma's Departure Draws Nearer

The timeline indicates that the ANC “recalled” Zuma (directed him to resign the presidency) on February 13, and that he has refused. Now he faces a vote of no-confidence in parliament or possible impeachment.

February 9, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Zuma-Resign-Last-Week-President Timeline: Opposition Grows as Zuma Remains in Office

The impending resignation of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa was not necessarily unexpected following the defeat of his preferred candidate in the African National Congress’s (ANC) elections for party leader. However, it is happening more quickly than many observers predicted, including this one.

December 8, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-NYSC-National-Idendity-Unity-Youth The National Youth Service Corps: A Bridge to Nationalism in Nigeria

Even with all its mistakes, there is still hope for the Nigerian Youth Service Corps, but it is crucial that it be urgently reviewed, updated, and better managed in order to preserve and strengthen the cause of Nigerian national unity.

October 11, 2017

China
Trump Xi What Will the U.S.-China Cyber Relationship Look Like in the Trump Era? A View From China

Chinese scholar Shen Yi argues that China needs to be more assertive in its demands, and drive a harder bargain with the United States over cyber issues.

August 30, 2017

European Union
Germany's Cyber and Information Space command Europe’s Patchwork Approach to Cyber Defense Needs a Complete Overhaul

Europe's approach to cyber defense is a mix of good intentions, guidelines, and an alphabet soup of organizational acronyms. If the EU wants to be taken seriously, its cyber defense efforts need an o…

May 11, 2017

Japan
China protester A Chinese View: The Risks of Changing Japan’s Peace Constitution

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. Gui Yongtao is asso…

January 17, 2017

Elections and Voting
President-elect Trump's view from his podium is seen during a dress rehearsal on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington Remembering the Best (and Worst) Inaugural Addresses

In three days, Donald J. Trump gets to do what only thirty-eight other Americans have ever done: deliver an inaugural address. He can expect a large audience for his remarks. Nearly 38 million Americ…

October 28, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
emirates-airlines Reduced Airline Service to Nigeria?

Quartz is reporting that Emirates airlines is considering pulling out of Nigeria. It is already cutting its twice-daily flights to Lagos and Abuja from Dubai to once a day to Lagos only, starting at …

September 30, 2016

Gender
An Aymara woman displays her products next to a railway track in the market of El Alto on the outskirts of La Paz Ten Factors That Affect Women’s Economic Empowerment

This month the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) released a report detailing ten factors that can either enable or constrain women’s economic empowerment. Drawing on data from the Gallup World Pol…

December 5, 2017

Women and Economic Growth
Play Women’s Contributions to Conflict Prevention and Resolution Women’s Contributions to Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Despite the growing evidence that women’s participation in peace and security processes improves stability, the inclusion of women in these processes has lagged since the passage of the landmark UN S…