Russia squandered close ties with the South African government by overplaying its hand and getting caught up in a corrupt nuclear energy pact.
Mass protests garner significant attention, but what happens next is just as vital for achieving real and lasting change.
Putin’s main goal was to rattle the United States and Europe, which have taken Russia’s decades-long absence from Africa for granted.
Decades after the Soviet Union wooed the leaders of Africa’s newly independent nations with weapons, scholarships, and anti-colonial rhetoric, Moscow is trying to stage a comeback on the continent. Can the Kremlin leverage its lean resources to wily effect on Africa?
Russia increasingly looks to Africa to project power and influence. This presents a challenge as the United States seeks to promote democracy, peace, and prosperity.
Polarization is shaking societies across the world, from new democracies to long-established ones. Why are political divisions intensifying globally, and what can policymakers learn from other countries’ experiences?
Why divisions have deepened and what can be done to heal them.
As the Sudanese government and the opposition have reached an agreement on a political transition, Moscow focuses on preserving its political and economic influence in Sudan.
The Nigerian case highlights the challenges of local-level stabilization efforts while working with a host government that lacks political commitment, capacity, and coordination.
The G5 Sahel Joint Force shows that improvised security initiatives are becoming more common in Africa.