January 10, 2019Disasters
Nature and technology pose a worrying array of threats to twenty-first century civilization. These global menaces and the catastrophic risks associated with them are the subject of a new Internationa…
October 30, 2018Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Last week’s mail bombs and synagogue attack have reignited a heated discussion of hate crimes and terrorism in the United States. Definitions matter in this debate.
June 12, 2018South Africa
AfriForum, a self-described Afrikaner rights group, has positioned itself as an especially vocal critic of land expropriation, which the group views as an existential threat to white South Africans. In their campaign against expropriation without compensation, AfriForum has launched appeals abroad, raising the specter of the murder of white farmers and stoking fears of “white genocide” among American, European, and Australian leaders and media outlets.
May 17, 2018Burundi
Burundians are at the polls today to vote in a referendum on constitutional amendments that would, among other things, change the country’s rules around term limits.
May 9, 2018Nuclear Weapons
In an op-ed recently published in the Hill, I write about the findings of the fourth annual Council of Councils Report Card on International Cooperation. No danger weighs as heavily on the minds o…