January 14, 2019Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s complicated and long-delayed elections ended with a surprise twist. Right now, it appears that Tshisekedi owes his victory to Kabila and the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy. That loss of connective tissue to the citizens of the country distorts accountability in ways unlikely to deliver the relief from predatory governance that the Congolese people crave.
January 9, 2019Middle East and North Africa
On January 9, 2005—exactly 14 years ago today—Mahmoud Abbas was elected president of the Palestinian Authority. For a four-year term. Today Abbas begins serving the fifteenth year of his four-year…
December 7, 2018Mexico
Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.
January 19, 2016
This is the fourth blog post in this series. The previous three were published in February, July, and October 2015, and highlight earlier academic findings. Cullen S. Hendriz, “A House Divided: Thr…
November 8, 2018World Order
The turbulent aftermath of World War I informs our troubled times and reminds us of the potency of nationalism, the attraction of authoritarianism, the risks of economic fragmentation, the temptation…