March 5, 2012Americas
On Sunday, Joe Biden began his second trip to Latin America as Vice President. In 2009 he went to Chile and Costa Rica to talk about the global economic crisis; now he is in Mexico and Honduras, foc…
June 28, 2018U.S. Foreign Policy
Everyone knows that since the days of George W. Bush’s “Freedom Agenda”, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the failures in the “Arab Spring,” Americans no longer support the promotion of democracy a…
June 20, 2018Democratic Republic of Congo
Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.
May 31, 2018Nigeria
Fighting corruption was one of two planks in Muhammadu Buhari’s successful campaign for the presidency in 2015. He has made recovery of stolen Nigerian assets parked abroad a theme of his dialogue with other leaders, including President Donald Trump.
March 3, 2015International Organizations
Last month, at the International Studies Association 2015 Annual Conference in New Orleans, I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion on the state of global governance with Joseph S. Nye Jr., Har…
May 17, 2018Burundi
Burundians are at the polls today to vote in a referendum on constitutional amendments that would, among other things, change the country’s rules around term limits.
March 28, 2018International Law
With John Bolton as national security advisor, both the United States and the International Criminal Court should take steps to avoid a collision.