March 10, 2020Saudi Arabia
It’s happened several times before: geopolitical tensions between Saudi Arabia and Russia have led to a dramatic drop in oil prices in years past. But the breakdown in Saudi-Russian cooperation in oi…
October 17, 2019Nigeria
In August, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered closed Nigeria’s land border with Benin, preventing the import of goods. The move significantly affected trade in foodstuffs. It is part of an effort to tackle smuggling and associated corruption, but also, apparently, to spur the domestic agricultural industry. On October 14, Nigeria ordered closed all of Nigeria’s borders with Benin, as well as those with all other countries, for the same reasons.
October 3, 2019Food and Water Security
For a precarious global agricultural system with powerful feedback loops, business as usual means widespread hunger and embedded systemic risk.
August 22, 2019Election 2020
Update: Michael Bennet announced on February 11, 2020, that he was ending his campaign for president. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American men. One in nine Ameri…
July 17, 2019Space
Fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, U.S. policymakers face the choice of whether to put humanity on a trajectory of peaceful cooperation or dangerous militarization in space.
March 6, 2019Women and Women's Rights
The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…
March 5, 2019China
If Trump wants to set targets for China’s imports, he should focus on its imports of manufactures—not on getting tweetable deliverables out of the soybeans and oil that China will import (from someon…