December 18, 2018U.S. Foreign Policy
On December 13, Ambassador John Bolton, President Donald J. Trump’s national security advisor, delivered the administration’s long-awaited encyclical on Africa before an overflow audience at the Heritage Foundation. In a typically blunt manner, Ambassador Bolton characterized China’s policies toward Africa as rapacious and neo-colonial, expressing concern that China would use its leverage over states heavily indebted to it in return for a monopolistic hold on the continent’s natural resource bounty.
October 25, 2018Ethiopia
In a cabinet reshuffle last week, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed ten female ministers, comprising half of the all cabinet posts. Days later, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame announced that Rwanda’s new cabinet would also be gender-balanced. The Ethiopian parliament elected its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde.
July 28, 2008Monetary Policy
Capital flows through London are often taken as a proxy for petrodollars. Bloomberg’s Daniel Kruger, for example, argues that the buildup of Treasuries (and I would assume Agencies) in the UK ref…
October 18, 2018Cybersecurity
What explains the proliferation of cyber capabilities?
October 9, 2018International Finance
A technical post on the q2 global reserves and balance of payments data … wonky.
September 12, 2018Mali
Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing at the fastest rate in the world.
August 29, 2018Cybersecurity
Turf wars and the lack of coordination between Ukrainian government agencies has hindered the country's response to a number of high-profile cyber incidents since 2015.
August 22, 2018Digital Policy
You might think that the country with the most internet shutdowns is an authoritarian dictatorship in the mold of Belarus. You would be wrong.