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 8, 2020China
In the past six months, Chinese foreign policy appears to have taken a dramatic and aggressive turn. One way to understand this assertive foreign policy is through the lens of China's internal politi…
September 15, 2020Middle East and North Africa
The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…
September 21, 2020
Foreign Minister Zarif discusses Iranian relations with the United States, the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and prospects for peace in the Middle East.