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February 1, 2022

Economics
The Power Law

The astonishingly frank and intimate story of Silicon Valley’s dominant venture capital firms—and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation and the global economy.

January 13, 2022

Argentina
Argentina: A South American Power Struggles for Stability

Argentina is one of Latin America’s largest economies and most stable democracies, but the country has struggled with political dysfunction and financial crises in recent decades.

Supporters of President Alberto Fernandez celebrate Peronism in Buenos Aires in October 2021.

January 18, 2022

Nigeria
Twitter Ban Shows Limits of State Power in Nigeria

Last week’s announcement by Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, the director general of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), that the government had reversed its Twitter ban after seven months has gone virtually unnoticed. If the Buhari government expected Twitter users and small businesses hurt by the original ban to be falling over themselves in gratitude, all it got was something bordering on a collective shrug of the shoulders.

A headline from The Guardian Nigeria reads "FG lifts Twitter ban after 222 days, N546.5b economic losses."

December 13, 2021

Conflict Prevention
Major Power Rivalry and Multilateral Conflict Management

Despite growing rivalry among the major powers, multilateral institutions like the United Nations can continue to play a vital role in the management of violent conflict. Washington should look for opportunities to work with these institutions and, where needed, bolster their role in cooperation with other powers to manage future regional threats to peace.

Major Power Rivalry and Multilateral Conflict Management

December 21, 2021

Latin America
Populism Has Killed Latin America’s Once-Powerful ‘Technopols’

Once able to rely on larger-than-life finance ministers, the region’s business leaders now need to make the public case for free markets via retail politics.

Finance Minister of Argentina Martín Guzmán bumps fists with Argentine President Alberto Fernández

October 26, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Virtual Roundtable: Major Power Rivalry in South Asia

In a new paper for the Managing Global Disorder Discussion Paper series, Tanvi Madan argues that the intensifying competition in South Asia and the Indian Ocean between the United States and China an…

Play In this handout from the U.S. Navy, U.S. marines embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Indian Ocean board a Marine Corps helicopter August 12, 2010 in the Indian Ocean.

November 4, 2021

Competitiveness
Major Power Rivalry and the Management of Global Threats

The United States should regard distrust, not cooperation, as a baseline condition for starting negotiations around shared global threats and challenges with other major powers, such as China and Russia.

An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 18, 2018.

August 23, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Iraq Is the Middle East’s New Power Broker

After decades of offering only chaos, Baghdad is trying to become a leading force in the region. 

U.S. President Joe Biden Speaks with Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2021.

May 14, 2021

Energy and Climate Policy
How Does the U.S. Power Grid Work?

Experts say big investments are needed to protect the U.S. energy grid from the growing threats of climate change and cyberattacks.

Power lines are seen in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

October 25, 2021

Sudan
Sudanese Military Leaders Seize Power, Dissolve Transitional Government

Monday’s coup in Sudan represents an attempt by forces who were never interested reform or democracy to derail the country’s transition and protect their own interests at the expense of the rest of the country. While General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan claims that “the Armed Forces will continue completing the democratic transition,” his actions and those of the military leadership reveal the undeniable reality—they will forcefully resist any attempt to finish the work of the revolution, reform the security services, and establish real lines of accountability between the people and their leaders.

A large crowd of protesters stands in the street.