September 3, 2020South Africa
South Africa's African National Congress' National Executive Council, led by Cyril Ramaphosa, appears to have taken meaningful steps against corruption while at the same time strengthening the president's position within the party.
September 18, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: Democrats and Republicans see foreign policy very differently.
September 18, 2020Nigeria
States and organizations that contribute troops, military equipment, money, and political support for ongoing efforts to counter Boko Haram need to reassess their current approaches to combatting the threat. The United States has an important role to play
September 17, 2020South Africa
As white supremacist militancy has raced across the Western world, it has not spared South Africa from being swept up in the chaos. International white supremacist networks both strengthen and are strengthened by the Afrikaner movement in South Africa.
September 18, 2020United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 73 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …
September 15, 2020Afghanistan
Afghanistan Peace Talks Have Begun, Major Pitfalls Await
September 15, 2020Middle East and North Africa
The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…
September 11, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what is being said about foreign policy on the campaign trail. This week: For all of its surprises, 2020 is shaping up as a traditional campaign year in one important respect.
September 11, 2020Americas
Interim President Jeanine Áñez’s decision to postpone Bolivia’s election twice has sparked protests, revealing the threat COVID-19 poses to democratic governance worldwide.