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May 10, 2022

The Nigerian State Is the Greatest Threat to Nigerian Democracy

As the race for the Nigerian presidency takes shape, the fate of Nigeria itself hangs in the balance.

Nigerian President Buhari wearing a traditional purple gown gesturing with his right arm surrounded by people.

April 29, 2022

Cyber Week in Review: April 29, 2022

Musk buys Twitter; EU nears passage of Digital Services Act; Chinese chipmaker may have breached U.S. export controls; North Korea hacks journalists; Biden calls for new internet rules.

Elon Musks gestures in front of a blue curtain.

April 18, 2022

State Pardon for Former Governors Puts Nigeria’s Anticorruption Drive in Jeopardy

The unexpected pardon last week of two leading politicians convicted earlier on charges of corruption has brought renewed focus on Nigeria’s flailing anticorruption drive. Following a meeting of the country’s Council of State, Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, governors respectively of the central and northeastern states of Plateau and Taraba from 1997 to 2007 were pardoned along with 157 other convicts.

Military personnel walks in front of a sign that reads "corruption kills."

March 24, 2022

Tracking Cyber Operations and Actors in the Russia-Ukraine War

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been characterized by a relative lack of major cyber operations. This article provides an accounting of those which have taken place.

Ukrainian airborne troops stand in formation during drills in November 2021.

March 17, 2022

Putin’s Two-Front War

Putin has launched an assault on the post-World War II rules-based international system on two fronts; credible U.S. leadership in the conflict requires retaliating against Russian aggression on both…

Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia speaks during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in New York City, U.S. March 15, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado

March 11, 2022

Cyber Week in Review: March 11, 2022

Internet firms exit Russia; APT41 targeting U.S. state governments; Conti ransomware internal logs leaked; DHS accused of bulk financial surveillance; Biden signs executive order on cryptocurrencies…

President Joe Biden speaks in front of a lectern.

March 7, 2022

Defining “Reasonable” Cybersecurity: Lessons From the States

Understanding the state of cybersecurity in private companies is essential to forming a legal standard of reasonable cybersecurity at the state and local level.

Kevin Mandia sits on a couch during an interview in Rome in 2017

March 4, 2022

Cyber Week in Review: March 4, 2022

New Chinese cyberespionage tool detected; Ericsson faces corruption scandal; social media companies crackdown on disinformation; OSINT plays key role in Ukraine conflict; Senate passes cybersecurity …

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in February 2021.

March 4, 2022

United States
The New Cold War

Putin's invasion of Ukraine and partnership with Xi have forced the United States into a new Cold War. Can the United States gain victory this time?

The New Cold War

March 3, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Analyzing the Russia-Ukraine Conflict from an African Standpoint

How will African countries react to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and what diplomatic fissures are likely to be opened by the conflict as it drags on? The tone for this appears to have been set by the rousing speech in defense of national sovereignty by Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Martin Kimani. Invoking historical parallels, Kimani pulled no punches in decrying Russian aggression and rejecting “irredentism and expansionism on any basis, including racial, ethnic, religious or cultural factors.”

Vladimir Putin is shaking the South African president's hand while surrounded by other African leaders all wearing formal attire.