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October 9, 2023

Southeast Asia
How Southeast Asian States Are Responding to the Growing Middle East Conflict

Most Southeast Asian governments have issued muted statements regarding Israel's war with Hamas, except for Indonesia and Malaysia, the two largest Muslim-majority countries in the region.

Multiple soldiers wearing green fatigues stand next to the ruins of a bombed building.

August 15, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Democracy in Name Only for Africa

Three decades after the fight for multiparty democracy in Africa, many on the continent still face sham elections, restrictions of rights, and few improvements.

A voter casts their ballot for the national election at a polling station in Freetown, Sierra Leone on June 24, 2023.

August 7, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s Multiple Security Crises

Across the continent, ill-conceived security arrangements are having unintended consequences 

In green military fatigues, junta member Mohamed Toumba attends a demonstration of coup supporters in Niamey, Niger on August 6, 2023.

July 5, 2023

Middle East and North Africa
The Missing U.S. Ambassadors in the Middle East

The United States may soon be without ambassadors in Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, the UAE, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. 

May 16, 2023

South Africa
Facing Reality on South Africa

Walking on eggshells with South Africa only obscures an increasingly discordant U.S.-South Africa relationship.

Sitting in front of the South African and United States' flags, Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with South Africa's Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor.