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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

What to expect in 2016 in Africa

Africa in 2016, in some cases, will be marked by heightened political risks motivated by economic problems, but in other cases, characterized by improved political environments and reduced risks. Predicting

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Mercosur leaders meet. U.S. energy policy takes effect. Taiwan Presidential Candidates debate. Central African Republic votes for president. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Mercosur Heads of State Meet in Paraguay On Monday, the

International Security

Economics of the AK-47

In this era of modern technology and cutting edge military equipment, the Russian assault rifle remains ubiquitous in today’s war zones. What is the reason behind the AK-47’s continued use and economic impact

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Violence in Central African Republic hinders development

The Central African Republic (CAR) has endured multiple civil wars spawning many anti-government militias. Elections have been postponed indefinitely, as Bangui descends into ethno-religious violence. CAR’s long-running civil war can

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

What will Sub-Saharan Africa look like in 2030?

According to the U.S National Security Council, Sub-Saharan Africa’s role within the global community will change dramatically in the mid-term future. A number of opportunities need to be fully embraced by

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite repercussions, Boko Haram threat will persist

Rooted in poor governance, rampant unemployment and transnational links, Boko Haram may pay for its latest senseless act of predation. But its prospects, unfortunately, are bright. Boko Haram is known for

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Under-the-radar growth increases in southern Africa

Southern African countries will be rapidly growing emerging markets in the near future. The combination of growing political stability and an expanding middle class of consumers makes the region an

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Central African Republic’s president leaves, but problems remain

The past year has been volatile and violent in the Central African Republic, and things do not seem to be improving. Political and military changes are essential to avoid disaster.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Growing US security presence in Africa allows safer investments

Recent years have seen an increased US presence in Africa, a presence marked by its distinctly military component. Due to the economic rise of sub-Saharan Africa, but also due to

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Central African Republic may become ‘the next Somalia’

Of all the bloody conflicts around the world, it is somewhat surprising that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) receives such scant media attention. While some observers even