Practically all the really hot security events today can partially be explained as extreme reactions to acute public corruption against which people had no recourse.
A coordinated international approach that skilfully uses the comparative advantage of each regional institution would greatly help tackle rising insecurity across the Sahara and the Sahel.
For almost two decades, the United States and South Africa have struggled over its handling of the highly enriched uranium that remained after the closure of South Africa’s bomb program.
For the first time since its independence, Africa’s most populous and economically powerful country voted an incumbent president out of office, defying all expectations.
A roundup of international news including the Iran Deal, the Germanwings crash, and the Al-Shabab attacks in Kenya.
Despite slowing Chinese demand for commodities, countries in Latin America and Africa can still benefit from closer economic ties with China.
Chinese investment and the lessons of the country’s development are beneficial to African economies seeking to expand their global profile.
Corruption unsettles local populations and directly threatens global security.
If the global turmoil of the late 1980s was fueled by a liberty deficit, today’s extremist movements may well be exploiting a justice deficit.
Day-to-day corruption is not only detrimental to a country’s economy, but can also make people angry and more sympathetic to violent extremism.