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April 3, 2023

Kenyans Unmet Expectations

Mounting frustration drives protests in Kenya.

Two protesters in Kenya wash their face from teargas after clashing with riot police in Nairobi, Kenya.

March 6, 2023

United States
Meet Marianne Williamson, Democratic Presidential Candidate

The best-selling author, spiritual guru, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced her candidacy for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination.

Marianne Williamson

February 20, 2023

United States
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

TWE’s annual essay about the United States’ commanders-in-chief.

White House

February 3, 2023

United States
Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Biden delivers his second State of the Union speech next Tuesday night. Here are ten things you might not know about the tradition of having a president deliver an annual address.

Biden SOTU

January 30, 2023

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Whither Political Freedoms in Africa?

When it comes to civil liberties in Africa, Western governments and institutions must put their monies where their mouths are.

A vigil is shown with dozens of lit candles for prominent journalist Martinez Zogo. A poster of his face is shown which reads "Ta famille d'Amplitude FM te dit."

December 27, 2022

2022 in Review
Remembering Ten Americans Who Died in 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, here are ten Americans we lost this year who made a mark in foreign policy.  

Flags flying at half-staff near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

December 23, 2022

Cyber Week in Review: December 23, 2022

Inglis to step down as Cyber Director; Epic Games fined $520 million; Cyber Command conducted offensive operations before midterms; Senate passes bill banning TikTok; carmaker NIO hit by data extorti…

Lina Khan sits with her hand raised an a small microphone in front of her.

December 12, 2022

2022 in Review
Five Elections to Watch in 2023

Numerous countries will hold elections in 2023. Here are five to watch. 

Woman voting in Pakistan

November 10, 2022

Defense and Security
Happy 247th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps marks 247 years of service. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony T. Ruiz on a training exercise

November 7, 2022

Political Transitions
Theory From the South?

Much more than material support for the democratic process, Africa—and the developing world—needs the United States to reaffirm its commitment to democratic principles.

Nigeria's then incoming President Muhmmadu Buhari accepts his new role as Nigerian President as others look on.