July 24, 2018South Sudan
On June 27, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar met in person for the first time in two years and agreed to a ceasefire to end the civil war, now in its fifth year. Dubbed the Khartoum Declaration, this latest ceasefire may initially appear to be a victory, but violence resumed mere hours after it went into effect.
April 13, 2018China
With the opening of the first overseas Chinese military base in Djibouti, this tiny Horn of Africa country has become a testing ground for the mixing of China's commercial and military interests abro…
June 26, 2015Turkey
Nadeen Shaker investigates how Turkey’s Kurds are reclaiming their language in the classroom. Farah Halime of Rebel Economy has published a translation of former Vice President of Egypt Omar Suleima…
October 26, 2017Women and Women's Rights
This week marks the seventeen-year anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The international agreement acknowledges the dispropor…
August 4, 2017Egypt
Reading selections for the weekend of August 4, 2017.
March 2, 2017South Africa
Nelson Mandela’s South Africa was one of the founders of the International Criminal Court (ICC). As an early signer of the Treaty of Rome the widespread view within the ruling African National Congre…
January 30, 2017Israel
Moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is supposed to show American resolve. It will only sow chaos.