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May 17, 2019

European Union
Why the European Parliament Elections Matter

Populist parties are looking to make big gains in European Parliament elections. That could disrupt EU policy on issues from trade to migration.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini at a rally.

May 14, 2019

Saudi Arabia
Oil Sabotage Might Seem Like Small Potatoes, But Underlying Geopolitical Problems Are Not

The United States keeps signaling that it has hard power. Most recently, the United States made known that it was deploying additional ships, the USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Arlington, to the Middle …

A damaged Andrea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. 

May 14, 2019

Rwanda
See How Much You Know About Rwanda

Test your knowledge of Rwanda, from its colonial history to the aftermath of its genocide.

Women in the Rwandan countryside.

May 14, 2019

China
China’s Maritime Disputes

China’s growing assertiveness amid territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas has raised concerns about armed conflict.

China’s Maritime Disputes

May 9, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Blacklisting the Muslim Brotherhood: What to Know

Naming the diffuse movement a foreign terrorist organization could stretch the blacklist’s purpose and complicate the work of diplomats in the Middle East and North Africa.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood are tried in Cairo on charges related to demonstrations against President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster.

May 10, 2019

Climate Change
A Federalist U.S. Approach to Remaining in the Paris Climate Accord

A version of this blog was originally published at The Hill website. Guest blogger Daniel Scheitrum, assistant professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, cont…

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

May 7, 2019

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
See How Much You Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Test your knowledge of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the 1967 war to the status of Jerusalem.

A Palestinian woman argues with an Israeli border policeman in the West Bank.

May 7, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 27–May 3

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from April 27 to May 3, 2019.

Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker

May 6, 2019

Libya
Loving Dictators Is as American as Apple Pie

Trump has embraced yet another strongman, this time in Libya. But it’s not just a personal failing—it’s a national tradition.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses the 148th National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., April 26, 2019.

January 11, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Middle East Burden Sharing

The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo.