March 25, 2019Puerto Rico
The relatively generous settlement with the sales-tax backed bonds (COFINA) has reduced the funds available for everyone else.
March 22, 2019Mozambique
In March, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi have experienced severe flooding from Cyclone Idai. Around the same time, parts of Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska experienced devastating flooding along parts of the Missouri River system caused by heavy snowmelt and rain.
March 20, 2019Indonesia
Indonesia’s high-stakes vote for president is likely to result in more political stagnation for the world’s third-largest democracy.
March 20, 2019South Africa
South Africa’s national elections will take place on May 8. Looking toward that event, the African national Congress (ANC) and its leader, state president Cyril Ramaphosa, is working to improve the party’s image, much besmirched by corruption and mafia-style assassinations.
March 18, 2019Southeast Asia
By Van Jackson New Zealand may appear to be a paradise in the Pacific, but it is afflicted by many of the problems facing other liberal democracies, such as a rising suicide rate and deep socioeco…
March 15, 2019China
China's surplus is down relative to its pre-global crisis level, both in dollar terms and as a percent of China's own GDP. The same cannot be said of China's neighbors. East and Southeast Asia a…
March 15, 2019U.S. Foreign Policy
By 2050 one in four people in the world will be African, and yet for many in the U.S. foreign policy community Africa remains an afterthought.