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May 17, 2021

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 8–14

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from May 8 to May 14, 2021.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

May 17, 2021

Global Governance
Preventing the Next Pandemic Will Take More Than Good Ideas

COVID-19 has been a pandemic of inequalities and inequities. A new report offers useful recommendations going forward but offers too few details and no roadmap on how to achieve them.

A woman in a bright red sari dress clutches her face as she mourns after her husband died due to COVID-19 in Ahmedabad, India, on May 8, 2021.

May 17, 2021

Transition 2021
Biden’s Foreign Policy Needs a Course Correction

By defining today’s geopolitics as a clash between democracy and autocracy, the Biden administration risks both empowering America’s adversaries and undercutting its allies.

Joe Biden addresses the nation

May 17, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Major Power Rivalry in Africa

Major power rivalry on the African continent cannot be ignored, but it should not dominate U.S.-Africa relations. The United States should pursue close, strategic partnerships with African states.

A black and white photo of rooftops and a tower in the distance over a white block with title and author.

May 14, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 14, 2021

Cyberattack leads to shutdown of U.S. pipeline; Coalition to push for increased semiconductor funding is formed; President Biden signs executive order to improve U.S. cybersecurity; and Pentagon remo…

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.

May 14, 2021

Energy and Climate Policy
How Does the U.S. Power Grid Work?

Experts say big investments are needed to protect the U.S. energy grid from the growing threats of climate change and cyberattacks.

Power lines are seen in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

May 14, 2021

Mozambique
Crisis in Mozambique is Grabbing the World's Attention

As the insurgency in northern Mozambique continues to escalate, not only is the humanitarian crisis deepening, but the instability’s ripple effects are being felt far beyond Mozambique’s borders. Ove…

Mozambique's national flag is seen in Maputo November 21, 2005.

May 13, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

The President's Inbox (TPI) has produced more than two hundred episodes since it debuted in November 2016. The topics covered have ranged from Afghanistan to China to human rights to Russia to the ro…

Resolute desk

May 13, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
How Evictions in Jerusalem Led to Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Tensions over Israeli treatment of Palestinians in Jerusalem have spurred the worst violence between the two sides in years, but the eruption seems unlikely to prompt a strong international reaction…

May 13, 2021

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
State and Local Officials Webinar: Confronting Extremism at the Municipal Level

Andy Berke, former mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Sasha Havlicek, cofounder and chief executive officer of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), discussed how organizations like ISD’s Str…

Play Flowers lie at a makeshift memorial at the scene of where a car plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville