June 14, 2022Technology and Innovation
The United States is a major collaborator on artificial intelligence (AI) research with other members of the Quad, but, according to a new report, research collaboration on AI between the other membe…
June 21, 2022Technology and Innovation
Efforts to ban military use of artificial intelligence internationally are built on erroneous assumptions and would have an adverse effect on the ability of law-abiding nations to defend themselves.
May 19, 2022India
India’s many political parties represent the country’s great diversity. But India’s turn toward majoritarianism poses risks for its democracy.
May 10, 2022Nigeria
As the race for the Nigerian presidency takes shape, the fate of Nigeria itself hangs in the balance.
April 21, 2022Asia
The Philippines’ upcoming presidential election is likely to bring to power the son of the country’s longtime dictator and may end Philippine democracy.
April 27, 2022Women and Women's Rights
India’s constitution guarantees the rights to have a good life, vote, and speak freely, but these are not always respected, leading to an erosion of democracy.
March 31, 2022Nigeria
On Monday March 28, 2022, some gunmen launched a deadly attack on a Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Abuja-Kaduna evening train carrying an estimated 398 passengers. After detonating explosives on the track (and possibly inside the train according to conflicting reports in the local media), the gunmen surrounded the immobilized train and started discharging their firearms into the carriages. It took at least an hour before a detachment of the Nigerian military came to the rescue of the passengers, who had cowered under their seats as the bandits fired incessantly. The incident left at least eight people dead—among them a young medical doctor Chinelo Megafu and Musa Lawal-Ozigi, secretary-general of the country’s Trade Union Congress—and at least another forty-one hospitalized, while the yet unidentified assailants also captured some of the passengers.