October 17, 2014Conflict Prevention
Leon Panetta, Worthy Fights (New York, NY: Penguin Press, 2014), pp. 388-391. But the singular preoccupation with drones distracts from the larger context of the struggle we are waging. Yes, the Uni…
May 25, 2018Cape Verde
A group of twenty-five African migrants attempted to sail in a catamaran from the West African archipelago of Cape Verde to northeastern Brazil, a distance of less than two thousand miles.
August 28, 2012Sub-Saharan Africa
This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow, a former interdepartmental associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, and now a program development specialist at IntraHealth International. Mohamed is ori…
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.
February 8, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
Vigilante groups usually arise in weak states with deteriorating security situations in which locals feel compelled to take their security into their own hands. The state will often try to co-opt these militias, who are afforded a level of legitimacy in their communities that the military is not, at least initially, and thus have a distinct advantage in counterinsurgency operations.