September 25, 2020
As more people in China practice religion, the government continues to toughen oversight, increase religious persecution, and attempt to co-opt state-sanctioned religious organizations.
June 9, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party faces a host of pressing domestic and international policy challenges as it transitions to a new generation of leaders.
October 11, 2018
Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians, and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.
October 12, 2017
As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.
July 12, 2017
China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy. …
April 24, 2015
Nicaragua’s proposed Grand Canal would be one of the world’s largest engineering projects. Its proponents say it could transform the country’s economy, while critics say it could be an environmental …
September 4, 2014
The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.
March 22, 2007
Backgrounder: Ongoing sectarian troubles and corruption threaten Nigeria’s future security.
February 21, 2006
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to run for a third term in the February 23 presidential election—which he is expected to win—the imprisonment of his main political rival, and the festeri…
December 22, 2005
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IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …