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.
The Nigerian government has rolled out big-budget programs with the stated aim of helping small businesspeople, but these schemes are more often used by corrupt officials to help themselves.
Small businesses are vital to Nigeria’s economy. Yet institutional corruption trickles down and stymies their growth, hindering the country’s economic development.
African illegal migrants are entering Yemen in greater numbers, despite the ongoing war there.
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.