September 11, 2018International Criminal Court
This week, White House national security adviser John Bolton attacked the International Criminal Court. Instead, he should be supporting this important institution.
October 12, 2018Nigeria
Nigerian society and political behavior at all levels usually is shaped by patronage and clientage networks. Politically, there are few genuinely independent voters, in the sense that voters in, say, Vermont or Switzerland are completely free to vote for whomever they like. Clients usually vote as their patrons wish, and nearly everybody is both a patron and a client, from the top of society to rag pickers at the Lagos dump.
August 1, 2018Pakistan
Khan has a powerful opportunity to deliver on his party’s platform and further Pakistani women’s workplace safety -- and the economic growth of the entire nation.
November 1, 2018Democracy
By Nicholas Borroz In A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security, Rachel Kleinfield explains why some societies are plagued by internal violence, how such vio…
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…
November 6, 2018Food and Water Security
The report shows that the majority of Africans experiencing high levels of food insecurity, 107 out of 143 million, live in countries experiencing or affected by conflict. Eleven out of the twelve countries in conflict are experiencing the highest level of food insecurity. It is clear from the report that conflict appears to be at the root of food insecurity.
October 30, 2018Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Last week’s mail bombs and synagogue attack have reignited a heated discussion of hate crimes and terrorism in the United States. Definitions matter in this debate.
October 9, 2018Women and Economic Growth
Nigeria’s working women deserve better legal protection – just as laws across the world that make it harder for women to work than men are holding back economic progress. Companies will profit from p…