November 28, 2018France
A report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron recommends that France should return to Africa art and artifacts held in French cultural institutions. France will return twenty-six artifacts to Benin. Discussions organized in the Netherlands by the Benin Dialogue Group (BDG), comprising representatives of European museums with significant African collections and Nigeria, produced an agreement to loan artifacts back to Nigeria within three years.
August 22, 2018Digital Policy
You might think that the country with the most internet shutdowns is an authoritarian dictatorship in the mold of Belarus. You would be wrong.
July 20, 2012United States
Government Accountability Office, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Use in the National Airspace and the Role of the Department of Homeland Security,” July 19, 2012. GAO’s ongoing work has identified seve…
November 28, 2011Elections and Voting
Ron Paul speaks during the Western Republican Leadership Conference on October 19, 2011. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters) A common trope so far in campaign 2012 is the argument that Republicans have…
February 10, 2012Defense and Security
Above the Fold. The hot topic in Washington this weekend—assuming that the rumor of Kim Jong Un’s assassination is just that—is the upcoming Valentine’s Day meeting between President Obama and Xi Jin…