June 28, 2018International Law
Lost in the avalanche of commentary on Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court are its potential ramifications for the U.S. role in the world. Over the past three dec…
October 10, 2018China
The absence of a U.S. response to China’s encroachment on Asia’s rivers points to a failure to comprehend the regional implications of increased competition for water resources.
September 14, 2018Conflict Prevention
The United States still does not have an effective strategic foresight system to assess and mitigate geopolitical risks.
October 19, 2018Cameroon
As Cameroon-watchers await the official results of this month’s elections, the outcome is highly predictable—victories for the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM) and for the long-serving incumbent president, eighty-five-year-old Paul Biya. But the country’s future is utterly uncertain.
June 12, 2018Conflict Prevention
A new CFR blog explores how the United States can avoid war, stay strong, and keep the peace.
October 11, 2018Cameroon
Fighting between government forces and Anglophone separatist groups, particularly in the country’s North West and South West regions, has killed approximately 400 civilians and displaced some 246,000 people in the South West region alone as of August 2018.
October 9, 2018Nigeria
Nigeria’s presidential election is scheduled for February 16, 2019. The two largest parties, the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) completed their primaries last weekend. The APC unanimously selected President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate. The PDP primary included a number of candidates, but the party chose former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
September 28, 2018Cameroon
Biya now faces two major security threats. In the southeast, where the Anglophone minority predominates, there is an insurrection in response to decades of repression and marginalization by Biya’s government. In the far north of Cameroon, predominately Muslim, is also disaffected from Biya’s ostensibly Christian regime. Boko Haram is active there.