September 18, 2020Nigeria
States and organizations that contribute troops, military equipment, money, and political support for ongoing efforts to counter Boko Haram need to reassess their current approaches to combatting the threat. The United States has an important role to play
September 28, 2020China
China’s second quarter balance of payments data points to a significant increase in the foreign asset accumulation of the state banking system. That at least raises the question of whether China’s au…
September 25, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: how Donald Trump and Joe Biden say the United States should deal with Iran.
September 25, 2020France
Mwazulu Diyabanza, a Congolese-origin activist in France, first attracted social media attention by seeming to steal an artifact from the Quai Branly Museum in Paris to protest slavery, colonialism and the alleged theft of Africa's cultural patrimony.
September 18, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: Democrats and Republicans see foreign policy very differently.
September 15, 2020Nigeria
In the face of apparently soaring levels of crime and violence, the Nigerian government has launched a community policing initiative. Abuja has set aside N13 billion (about $35 million) to fund the launch and is recruiting some 10,000 constables.