January 9, 2020United States
Richard Clarida discusses the U.S. economy and the challenges facing the U.S. Federal Reserve. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policym…
January 9, 2020West Africa
In a follow up to his remarks in December, Mohamed Iban, Chambas, the UN special representative sand head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) sounded the alarm on growing militant and jihadi violence. In his January 8 briefing to the UN Security Council, he said the “devastating surge” in terrorism has “shaken public confidence.” He focused on Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, where casualties from terrorism have increased fivefold since 2016, with 4,000 deaths in 2019 compared to 770 in 2016.
January 6, 2020Iran
The Trump administration’s killing of an Iranian military commander in Iraq raises questions about its legality under domestic and international law.