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September 26, 2022

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots are Coming: AI Replaces Umpires at U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 26, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Robots Are Coming: AI Replaces Umpires at the U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 22, 2022

China
China’s Repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

More than a million Muslims have been arbitrarily detained in China’s Xinjiang region. The reeducation camps are just one part of the government’s crackdown on Uyghurs.

An ethnic Uyghur shopkeeper works next to a Chinese flag at his shop on June 29, 2017 in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China.

August 31, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
How Inter-Shia Strife Is Threatening Iraqi Security

Violence between rival Shiite factions has raised concerns that Iraq’s weak government is facing prolonged political upheaval.

February 1, 2019

South Africa
Zondo Commission Witness Details State Capture in South Africa

In January 2018, Ramaphosa appointed a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into “state capture,” the label commonly used in South Africa for government corruption. The testimony to the Zondo Commission of Angelo Agrizzi details the extravagant bribes paid by companies to the highest level of the governing African National Congress (ANC), mostly in return for highly lucrative contracts.

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December 8, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Witness Leaves Kimberley Process

An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica, near the border with Zimbabwe, September 19, 2010. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) Yesterday, Global Witness announce…

Global Witness Leaves Kimberley Process

March 29, 2012

United States
The Power of Witness: Imagery and Mass Atrocities

* coauthored with my research associate, Emma Welch Warning: This blog post contains graphic images. Last week, I was fortunate to attend a workshop at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Power of…

Memorial Srebrenica

September 12, 2022

United States
Heading Off a Future Constitutional Calamity

The Electoral Count Reform Act offers the opportunity to address a potentially existential national security threat with a relatively small number of keystrokes revising the U.S. Code—but time is sho…

Manchin and Collins

September 7, 2022

Kenya
What Next for Kenya?

Now affirmed by the Supreme Court, the Ruto administration will have campaign promises put to the test.

A group of supporters of Kenya's President-elect William Ruto hold yellow campaign signs as they celebrate his win being upheld by the Supreme Court.

June 10, 2022

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

The United States is witnessing another year of record gun violence, raising domestic and international scrutiny of its comparatively loose gun laws and placing pressure on lawmakers to enact meaning…

A gun enthusiast looks at a rifle scope