December 19, 2018Nigeria
The Times reports the Nigerian army’s efforts to portray the Shiite protesters as violent and posing a threat to Nigerian soldiers. At the time, army spokesmen defended their deadly response as being what President Donald Trump had told American soldiers to do in similar circumstances and they grossly underreported the number of those killed by army fire.
December 7, 2018Women and Women's Rights
The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…
December 7, 2018China
Once attracted to the many freedoms that American society offers, Chinese students and scholars are now struggling to find reasons to stay due to the Trump administration's new policies.
October 27, 2018Human Rights
Twenty years ago today, October 27, 1998, the International Religious Freedom Act was signed into law. The Act established both an ambassador at large for international religious freedom in the De…
January 23, 2019Niger
The BBC cites data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which are probably the best available. According to IOM, in 2015 there were 6,000 traffickers in the Agadez region of Niger who transported some 340,000 migrants across the Sahara to Libya. The migrants were eventually bound for Europe. They came from all over West Africa to Agadez, long a center of the cross Sahara trade.
January 22, 2019North Korea
Trump must put his affairs in order to strengthen his hand going into a second meeting with Kim Jong-un.
January 22, 2019India
Washington will need to identify and commit to specific goals in the Indo-Pacific if this geographic and strategic approach is to be successful.