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November 14, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Stares proposes a long-term strategy for how the United States can manage the risks of a turbulent world in a way that does not rely solely on American power.

September 19, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

July 27, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Maize-Drought-Election Drought and the Kenyan Elections

The very tight race between Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party and Raila Odinga and the National Super Alliance (NASA) reflects growing food insecurity that, in turn, is the product of drought, whi…

August 15, 2017

Kenya
International Observers during Kenya 2017 election International Observers and the Kenya Election

The outcome of the Kenya elections remains disputed. The International Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent president, the winner of the presidential elec…

August 17, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Standard Gauge Railway Regional Challenges in the Wake of the Kenya Elections

Rachael Sullivan is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She is a currently a Franklin Williams intern at the Council on Fore…

August 14, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 5 - August 11

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 5 to August 11, 2017. This update also represents violence related to B…

August 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigerian Stock Exchange Silicon Valley, Silicon Allee, and…Silicon Lagoon?

Sabriyya Pate is the Franklin Williams Intern with the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United States has Silicon Valley, Germany has Silicon Allee…

August 10, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Election-Odinga-Protests Dangerous Times for Kenya

What Kenyans hoped would not happen has happened. A portion of the Kenya electorate does not accept the results as tabulated by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which show …

August 9, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Elections-Voting-Kenyatta-Odinga The Kenyan Elections: One Day Later

In Kenya and around the world, anxiety is mounting about the potential for violence following the August 8 national elections. Incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta is leading opposition candidate Raila…

July 13, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
National-Security-Climate-Change-Congress National Security Implications of Climate Change

The United States House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hosted a series of roundtables tackling issues on climate change. On July 12, 2017 in Washington, D.C., Ambassador John Campbell pa…