September 21, 2017Brexit
Coauthored with James Resnick, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. There is a common—and understandable—comparison ma…
December 17, 2018Southeast Asia
2018 was a brutal year, in many ways, for civil society activists, rights advocates, and democratic politicians throughout Southeast Asia. Cambodia’s government transformed from an autocratic regime …
November 30, 2018Niger
Niger officials have announced that Boko Haram kidnapped eighteen girls from two villages, Blaharde and Bague, on November 24. The Blaharde and Bague kidnapping followed the November 22 killing of seven employees of the French drilling company Foraco at the village of Toumour, Niger.
September 6, 2018Human Rights
As states struggle to balance commercial interests with the promotion of human rights, social safeguards in trade and loan agreements—often included at the insistence of Western countries—are increas…
August 14, 2018United States
This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …
May 11, 2018Nigeria
To date, not one member of Boko Haram has been prosecuted for sexual violence. Yet, as President Buhari mulls granting amnesty to repentant members of Boko Haram, justice requires accountability for their crimes, including those that are gender-based.
March 28, 2018Nigeria
Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed announced that the government has been negotiating with Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire.
March 22, 2018Nigeria
Amnesty International released a report of the February kidnapping, concluding that the Nigerian security forces again ignored advanced warnings of an impending Boko Haram kidnapping operation up to four hours before the attack.