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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

With Ebola held at bay, Ivorian cocoa harvest begins

Although Côte d’Ivoire’s proximity to countries affected by Ebola puts it at risk, the precautionary measures already taken will likely head off any significant outbreak and insulate the cocoa industry from disruption.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Niger is key to West Africa’s future security

As the United States and France continue to battle militants in West Africa, the impoverished nation of Niger will play a crucial role in establishing security in the region. Niger

Economics International

Will commercial airlines avoid conflict zones?

Commercial airlines are reconsidering flying over “hot” conflict zones after the recent Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash over eastern Ukraine. How long will this change last? EU and US sanctions and

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.

Middle East/North Africa

What’s Next for Mali?

Now that the military part of the intervention is almost done, what has to be done to put the country back on track and avoid a resumption of the conflict

International Security

Militarized Multinationals Fill the Gap in State Security

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson writes on how the decline in state security forces is leaving the private sector to provide its own security. Since the 1990s, Immanuel Kant’s perpetual peace thesis,