October 25, 2019Election 2020
Each week, I look at what the presidential candidates are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
September 24, 2019South Africa
Barbara Creecy, South Africa’s Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries announced on World Rhino Day a substantial decline in the poaching of South Africa’s rhinos. In June 2019, 318 were poached, compared to 386 during the same period last year. South Africa has up to 80 percent of the global population of twenty thousand rhinoceroses.
August 22, 2019Nigeria
At independence in 1960, Lagos had an estimated population of 763,000; today it is about 13 million. Together with Lagos state, the population reaches 21 million. While Lagos is by far the largest city in Nigeria, security concerns, rural poverty, and hopes for greater economic opportunity are driving people to cities all over the country.
July 30, 2019United States
The two dozen candidates competing for the Democratic presidential nomination are all hoping to get to Washington. But so far no U.S. president has come from Washington. Governor Jay Inslee hopes to …
July 29, 2019United States
Political strategists often ask whether a presidential candidate is someone a voter would want to have a beer with. In the case of former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper, they have a candidate…
June 27, 2019Space
Policymakers should be careful not to focus to excess on the possibility of kinetic warfare in space.
April 17, 2019Genocide and Mass Atrocities
The history of the Genocide Convention stretches back more than seventy years, yet much work remains to be done to prevent and respond to atrocities.
March 11, 2019United States
By Jennifer Schuessler New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/books/scholar-of-the-marshall-plan-wins-american-history-book-prize.html] March 11, 2019 Benn Steil, the author of “…
February 21, 2019Venezuela
Back in 2013, Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA had ambitious plans for expansion of its oil production capacity. Its leaders envisioned eight new projects in the Orinoco Belt region that would requ…