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February 20, 2023

United States
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

TWE’s annual essay about the United States’ commanders-in-chief.

White House

February 14, 2023

Heads of State and Government
The Art of Ruling for Life

How do Africa’s many “leaders for life” do it?

President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, sits while holding a pair of wire headphones in his hand.

February 13, 2023

From Bad to Worse in Cameroon?

As President Paul Biya turns ninety this week, an escalating power struggle for his position leaves most Cameroonians with little to celebrate.  

Militants of President Paul Biya of Cameroon march ahead of National Youth Day celebrations on February 11, 2023.

January 30, 2023

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Whither Political Freedoms in Africa?

When it comes to civil liberties in Africa, Western governments and institutions must put their monies where their mouths are.

A vigil is shown with dozens of lit candles for prominent journalist Martinez Zogo. A poster of his face is shown which reads "Ta famille d'Amplitude FM te dit."

January 17, 2023

United States
The Violent Far-Right Terrorist Threat to the Republican Party and American Conservatism

In addition to minority communities and those on the political left, far-right and white supremacist extremism threatens violence against Republicans as well.

January 6

December 28, 2022

2022 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2022

Ten people who passed away this year who shaped world affairs for better or worse.  

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on her coronation day at Buckingham Palace in 1953.

December 27, 2022

2022 in Review
Remembering Ten Americans Who Died in 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, here are ten Americans we lost this year who made a mark in foreign policy.  

Flags flying at half-staff near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

December 23, 2022

Cyber Week in Review: December 23, 2022

Inglis to step down as Cyber Director; Epic Games fined $520 million; Cyber Command conducted offensive operations before midterms; Senate passes bill banning TikTok; carmaker NIO hit by data extorti…

Lina Khan sits with her hand raised an a small microphone in front of her.

December 7, 2022

2022 in Review
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, here are ten notable historical anniversaries to mark in 2023.

Political cartoon depicting Uncle Sam as a large rooster protecting smaller roosters—Latin American countries—and Europe “cooped up” by the Monroe Doctrine.

November 28, 2022

Political Transitions
Fathers and Sons

A looming crisis of succession in several African countries indicates a troubling persistence of ego-driven political paternalism.

Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni sits and looks to the right while wearing his uniform.