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January 8, 2019

Privacy
Year in Review: The Year of Data Protection

2018 was the year that a handful of countries got serious about protecting users' data. 

The year of data protection

January 7, 2019

Conflict Prevention
The Top Conflicts to Watch in 2019: Afghanistan

This year, increased violence and instability in Afghanistan was included as a top tier priority in the Center for Preventive Action’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey.

ANA soldier stands guard.

July 30, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 21–July 27

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 21 and July 27.

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July 23, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 14–July 20

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 14 and July 20.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

December 28, 2018

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2018

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2018 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

Kofi Annan addresses a news conference UN headquarters in New York, 1997. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen.

August 7, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 28–August 3

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 28 and August 3.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

December 21, 2018

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Recap 2018: Democracy Continues to Suffer

In addition to regression on the issue of press freedom, Southeast Asia witnessed backsliding on rights and freedoms in many other areas in 2018, with Malaysia as a notable exception to this trend. …

Duterte

December 20, 2018

Global
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2018

You aren’t alone if you’re feeling worn down as 2018 comes to a close. It’s been a trying year when it comes to the world scene. A seemingly unending parade of summits, crises, protests, and conflict…

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

December 20, 2018

Cambodia
Can Hun Sen Pass Power to His Children?

Charles Dunst is a journalist based in Phnom Penh. He was written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the South China Morning Post, and the American Prospect, among other publi…

Hun and Son