November 19, 2019Cybersecurity
An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between July and September 2019.
October 25, 2019Sudan
Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering October 11 to October 24, was compiled by…
October 4, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
November 21, 2017Saudi Arabia
A road trip among ordinary Saudis revealed high hopes, and hardly any worries, about the country's new political era.
August 8, 2019Refugees and Displaced Persons
According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), out of the 1.2 million refugees worldwide that needed resettlement in 2018, only fifty-five thousand were actually resettled—a mere 4.7 percent of the global need. Sub-Saharan Africa hosts twenty-six percent of the world’s refugee population.
December 5, 2012Egypt
Those who wish to remain optimistic about political developments in Egypt must today contend with a most ridiculous yet still serious development. The new Prosecutor General, Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah…
June 7, 2019Nigeria
At the end of May, new rules were introduced, to take effect on June 11, that would have severely limited the press’s access to the National Assembly. According to the Nigerian Guild of Editors, the rules are “primitive, undemocratic, and blatantly anti-press and anti-people.” Happily, the proposed rules seem to have been withdrawn, however coverage of the swearing-in of members of the National Assembly will still be unusually restricted.