November 15, 2018United Kingdom
A second Brexit vote remains the best option in a dizzyingly difficult situation.
October 12, 2018Nigeria
Nigerian society and political behavior at all levels usually is shaped by patronage and clientage networks. Politically, there are few genuinely independent voters, in the sense that voters in, say, Vermont or Switzerland are completely free to vote for whomever they like. Clients usually vote as their patrons wish, and nearly everybody is both a patron and a client, from the top of society to rag pickers at the Lagos dump.
October 11, 2018Cameroon
Fighting between government forces and Anglophone separatist groups, particularly in the country’s North West and South West regions, has killed approximately 400 civilians and displaced some 246,000 people in the South West region alone as of August 2018.
September 18, 2018Venezuela
The answer to Venezuela’s crisis is not military intervention. The United States and neighboring countries should instead focus on a widespread diplomatic, financial, and humanitarian response.
October 31, 2017Kenya
The IEBC declares Kenyatta the winner of the election amid violence, low turnout, and a boycott by Odinga supporters.
March 1, 2018Trade
Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum is the most significant set of U.S. import restrictions in nearly half a century. It will have huge consequences for the global trading…
August 29, 2018Cybersecurity
Turf wars and the lack of coordination between Ukrainian government agencies has hindered the country's response to a number of high-profile cyber incidents since 2015.
August 23, 2018United States
President Trump’s revocation of a former CIA director's security clearance has stirred up a debate about access to government secrets, free speech, and democratic norms.