July 22, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
From the dismal domestic disarray that continues to sicken and kill Americans across the country to the dysfunction at the UN Security Council and brittle fractures in international cooperation, it i…
February 5, 2020Americas
His shady associates and wrongheaded policies are making a bad problem worse.
January 30, 2020Angola
2020 is off to a rough start for “Africa’s richest woman,” Isabel dos Santos, the jet-setting daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, who led his country for 38 years until being succeeded in 2017 by current President João Lourenço. Ms. Dos Santos is at the center of the Luanda Leaks, a series of investigative reports developed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
May 28, 2019Climate Change
How should world leaders prioritize global challenges in the coming year? Experts from twenty-eight think tanks ranked mitigating and adapting to climate change and managing the global economy as the…
March 6, 2019South Africa
Several southern African states are in the news for anti-corruption efforts. In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has established a special tribunal to expedite state efforts to track down ill-gotten gains. In Mozambique, the former chief of the intelligence service and the former president’s son have been arrested in connection with a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal. In Angola, which also witnessed the arrest of a former president’s son last year, two sitting members of National Assembly from the ruling party were recently indicted on charges relating to corruption.
February 21, 2019Election 2020
Update: Tulsi Gabbard announced on March 19, 2020, that she was ending her campaign. Most Democrats running for president in 2020 are focused on domestic issues. Not Tulsi Gabbard. The Iraq War ve…
December 20, 2018International Economic Policy
Both China and the U.S. provided their respective snapshots on the state of global trade earlier this month… The U.S. October trade data showed that the U.S. imports continue to grow at a robust c…
October 3, 2018Angola
Recent news out of Angola has raised the stakes in new President Joao Lourenco’s push to differentiate his tenure from that of his predecessor. Though he became president in September 2017, it was not until a year later that Lourenco assumed control of the ruling party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), significantly bolstering his authority.
October 8, 2018Southeast Asia
On Sunday, far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polls and won roughly 46 percent of the vote in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, coming close to t…