October 25, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy.
August 22, 2019Nigeria
At independence in 1960, Lagos had an estimated population of 763,000; today it is about 13 million. Together with Lagos state, the population reaches 21 million. While Lagos is by far the largest city in Nigeria, security concerns, rural poverty, and hopes for greater economic opportunity are driving people to cities all over the country.
July 30, 2019Election 2020
Update: Jay Inslee announced on August 22, 2019, that he was ending his campaign. The two dozen candidates competing for the Democratic presidential nomination are all hoping to get to Washington…
July 29, 2019Election 2020
Update: John Hickenlooper announced on August 15, 2019, that he was ending his campaign. Political strategists often ask whether a presidential candidate is someone a voter would want to have a be…
June 27, 2019Space
Policymakers should be careful not to focus to excess on the possibility of kinetic warfare in space.
April 17, 2019Genocide and Mass Atrocities
The history of the Genocide Convention stretches back more than seventy years, yet much work remains to be done to prevent and respond to atrocities.
February 5, 2019Election 2020
Update: Julián Castro announced on January 2, 2020, that he was ending his campaign. Julián Castro is seeking do what no Democrat has done in ninety-six years: win the party’s presidential nominat…