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July 5, 2022

Nigeria
A Gathering Dis-OBI-dience

The proverbial “Third Force” in Nigerian politics is finally making itself heard, but its chances of causing an upset are slim.

A man in a voting registration crowd in Nigeria points at the camera and is pictured in front of a youth vote poster.

July 5, 2022

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

Responsible for powering the country and its economy, the U.S. energy grid has come under increasing strain due to climate change, and the threat of cyberattacks looms.  

Power lines are seen in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

June 30, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO Countries Signal Resolve at Summit: What Does It Mean for Russia?

The Madrid summit paved the way for Finland and Sweden to join and underscored that Russia is NATO’s chief security threat. But the alliance’s new defensive efforts aren’t likely to change Putin’s st…

June 29, 2022

United States
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Defense Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Our panelists discuss the future of defense innovation, the efficacy of public-private partnerships in informing U.S. national security and technology policy, and the future of AI, quantum computing,…

Play A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone in Estonia

June 29, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Turkey’s Growing Foreign Policy Ambitions

Turkey’s geography and membership in NATO have long given the country an influential voice in foreign policy, but the assertive policies of President Erdogan have complicated its role.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking in front of massive Turkish flags and portraits of himself and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

June 28, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Where Is the G7 Headed?

The Group of Seven (G7) serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but experts are increasingly questioning the group’s relevance.

G7 leaders are seated around a table during a meeting at the 2022 summit in Germany.

June 28, 2022

North Korea
North Korea’s Military Capabilities

Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.

Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang.

June 24, 2022

Mozambique
Mozambique’s Reversal of Fortune

Mozambique is at a moment of peak international leverage, but faces significant domestic challenges. 

President Filipe Nyusi walks out of a black vehicle with a mask on.

June 24, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: June 24, 2022

TikTok user data repeatedly accessed from China; China plans to increase social media censorship; U.S. law targeting forced labor goes into effect; Microsoft limits facial recognition sales; Cyberatt…

Vladimir Putin gestures at a panel.

June 23, 2022

International Law
A Callous Disregard for Child Victims of Gun Violence is American Exceptionalism Run Amok

As a developed economy, the United States' failure to protect its youth is as uniquely American as its aversion to ratifying international treaties. That exceptionalism, however, goes too far in the …

People attend a march and rally against gun violence on June 3, 2022, in Newtown, Connecticut, where almost a decade ago a gunman shot and killed twenty-six people including twenty children at Sandy Hook Elementary School.