October 7, 2019Global Governance
The 1884 International Meridian Conference gave the world standard time and constituted a seminal moment in the history of globalization.
October 4, 2019Nigeria
Commentators, especially outside Nigeria, saw the elections of 2015 as an important milestone for the country’s democratic development breaking the pattern of rigged elections. However, could it be that it was the elections of 2011 that really broke the pattern, and the elections of 2015 merely restored it? Were in fact the elections of 2015 much better than those before and after? Did the political classes determine that Jonathan had to go, in part because of the deteriorating economy and security situation, but also understanding that the 1998–9 bargain struck between the south and the north be restored? Will the bargain survive in 2023?
September 20, 2019Global Governance
On this anniversary of Magellan's first expedition to circumnavigate the globe, we should reflect on the trajectory globalization has taken—and adopt a more cosmopolitan approach to life on our shrin…
June 7, 2017Robots and Artificial Intelligence
The following is a guest post by Kyle Evanoff, research associate for International Economics and U.S. Foreign Policy. Today through Friday, artificial intelligence (AI) experts are meeting w…
October 25, 2005United States
This publication is now archived. Reaching 2,000In military terms, flag rank officers, defense analysts, and many pundits tend to agree that the “2,000 death milestone” for U.S. military personnel in…
August 7, 2019Climate Change
Pacific island nations under threat from rising sea levels can translate geopolitical competition in the region into climate action.
July 30, 2019Sudan
Despite some important progress toward a transitional framework for Sudan—on July 5, the civilian-led forces of the Freedom and Change coalition and the Transitional Military Council signed a deal on the structure for a three-year pre-election period—the country’s future remains deeply uncertain.
July 30, 2019Elections and Voting
Would you commit to the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of your first term, or would you require certain conditions be met before doing so?