By mediating conflicts and combining their assets in the Horn of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are slowly cementing an arc of political influence across the region.
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
Boko Haram’s resilience highlights the limits of a purely military solution to Nigeria’s conflict. A broader demobilization, rehabilitation, and reintegration strategy is necessary.
China’s strategic interests in Nigeria are deeply intertwined with the country’s complicated conflict landscape, and Chinese commercial activities have both constructive and potentially destabilizing effects on Nigeria’s peace and security.
Despite the possibility for real democratic change, Zimbabwe’s July election has elevated another despot in Mugabe’s mold.
Corruption in Nigeria runs from the jaw-dropping, to the mundane. However, the practice is more complicated and far-reaching than the familiar headlines suggest.
The Wagner Group’s activity in the Central African Republic reveals how Russia has grown its influence in Africa, even in regions where Western countries traditionally have wielded considerable influence.
International engagement will be critical to the success of Nigeria’s February elections, but its international partners—in particular the United States—appear less engaged than they were four years ago.
The State Department and USAID can pursue an array of internal and external initiatives to combat corruption globally, especially in countries that have faced recent political transitions.
Public anger at corruption has become perhaps the most powerful driver of political change around the world.