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January 19, 2015

Iran
Argentina and Iran: The Strange Death of Alberto Nisman

Today in Buenos Aires, Alberto Nisman was found dead. Who was he and why does it matter? Nisman was the official charged with investigating the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos…

November 11, 2011

Mexico
Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash

Mexico's Former Interior Minister Blake Mora applauds during a discussion with victims of the violence in Mexico City (Courtesy Reuters). Mexico’s interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora a…

Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash

April 11, 2018

Peru
Can Peru’s President Chart a New Path?

President Martín Vizcarra could be the man to break the thirty-year long corruption chain, but first, he must master the nearly impossible political terrain that undid his predecessor.

Martin Vizcarra speaks after being sworn in as Peru's President at the congress building in Lima, Peru, March 23, 2018.

July 10, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 1 – July 7

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 1 to July 7, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko H…

Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram

June 2, 2017

Brazil
Brazil’s Most Underreported Reform Battle

With all of the turbulence in Brazil, observers can be forgiven for ignoring a potentially paradigm-shattering initiative that picked up speed last month: reducing politicians’ court privileges. So…

Judge Barroso

March 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Yet Again, No Mo Ibrahim Prize Awarded

In February, the Ibrahim foundation announced that, yet again, it would not be awarding it’s famed Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billiona…

Mo Ibrahim Final

February 10, 2017

The Future of Lava Jato and Brazil’s Reform Agenda

The tragic January airplane crash that killed Justice Teori Zavascki, a member of Brazil’s highest court (the Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF), has given President Michel Temer an opportunity to seize …

Brazil's President Michel Temer attends the inauguration ceremony of new Ministers, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 3, 2017 (Reuters/Adriano Machado).

January 3, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 24 – December 30

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 24, 2016 to December 30, 2016. This update also represents violence …

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

November 28, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
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 …

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

May 12, 2016

Peru
The Significance of Peru’s June 5 Election

While the world is distracted by Brazil’s impeachment drama, Venezuela’s impending meltdown, and Cuba’s promising détente with Washington, a potentially significant election campaign is underway in P…