August 5, 2020Race and Ethnicity
In this piece (which is part of a special Just Security “Racing National Security” symposium), Catherine Powell argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has provided a window into the pandemics of policing,…
July 8, 2020Demonstrations and Protests
There has been reporting on police brutality in enforcing COVID-19 restrictions, especially in Kenya and South Africa, where Western media is based. The popular African perception is that police brutality is the norm.
December 6, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy.
August 14, 2019Afghanistan
In peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, the United States should not fail to address the evolution of the Haqqani-al-Qaeda nexus.
December 27, 2018Cameroon
Cameroon is spiraling downward, with fighting between rebels in the Anglophone regions (the Northwest and Southwest regions) and President Paul Biya’s security forces intensifying.
December 8, 2014China
Allen Grane is a research associate for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Recently, the Animal Planet aired a documentary entitled “Saving Africa’s Giants with Yao Ming.” The show,…
November 1, 2018Human Rights
Abuses committed by African militaries in the fight against Boko Haram have raised important questions about U.S. military involvement in the conflict, particularly the debate about U.S. military assistance and the role of the nearly 1,800 U.S. personnel across West and Central Africa.
July 18, 2018Human Rights
Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States, the first international human rights case brought by a victim of domestic violence against the United States, advanced women’s rights at the global level …