June 28, 2018India
The U.S. exit from the Iran deal will affect Afghanistan. To learn more about how, and what this means for U.S. national interests, I spoke with Georgetown University Professor C. Christine Fair, a s…
August 22, 2018Nigeria
These are unsettled times in Nigerian politics. On August 7, masked operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), secret police, barricaded the national assembly in Abuja, preventing access by legislators. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo proceeded to fire DSS chief Lawal Daura and later placed him under house arrest.
July 24, 2018China
In a society that cherishes health, longevity, and continuation of the family line, there is a lingering and growing fear that the existing system is broken.
July 20, 2018Afghanistan War
Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.
July 12, 2018Nigeria
Government-sponsored IDP return to Bama would appear to be premature. But unfinished schools, medical facilities, and housing likely reflect the government’s administrative and bureaucratic capacity shortcomings, rather than a lack of political will or malicious intent.
June 29, 2018Nigeria
The interview—Falmata’s first—took place in the village of Shekau in Yobe state. VOA notes the village’s isolation and how villagers avoid mentioning it is the birthplace of Abubakar Shekau.
June 15, 2018Southeast Asia
Since China’s Belt and Road Initiative was formally launched in 2013, Southeast Asia has been one of the major priorities of the infrastructure investment project. Beijing launched a new high-speed r…
May 16, 2018Malaysia
By Richard Javad Heydarian Malaysia’s recent national election was a stunner for many reasons. Not only did the election return a nonagenarian to power, but it also ended the six-decades-long on…