October 15, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
As the coup in Mali shows, military seizures of power have not disappeared entirely. Nevertheless, the old style of coups has become rare in Africa. More common now are incumbent chiefs of state using different, more subtle methods to stay in power.
October 6, 2020News Release
“The iron rule of regime change in the Middle East seems to be that its costs will be higher than expected, unintended consequences will emerge, and results will leave much to be desired.” So warns P…
October 19, 2020Disasters
Disaster preparedness is hard, expensive, time-consuming and often thankless work. Failure to invest in it can be catastrophic, however.
October 16, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: how Donald Trump and Joe Biden say the United States should deal with Afghanistan
October 16, 2020Nigeria
Nigerian youths are once again on the streets protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). On social media, many young Nigerians recount stories of brutality, abduction, extortion, extrajudicial killings and false imprisonment.