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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi Crisis beyond Nkurunziza’s Re-Election

Mounting political unrest triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision in April to seek a third term has left dozens dead. His rejection of the African Prevention and Protection Mission in

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Kenya’s security keep up with trade?

As economic stakes are raised, terrorism and nonproliferation require political focus and follow-through. Fortunately there are signs that promote hope for the future, and Kenya is not alone in the process.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Congo 2016: Too much to lose, too big to fail

Bernard Katompa, President of the Génération Déterminée Movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), provides his take on what’s at stake in the DRC in 2016. Just last week,

Asia Pacific Politics

Political violence threatens economic stability in Cambodia

The United Nations has called for a thorough and independent inquiry into recent instances of violence against political opposition leaders in Cambodia. As political tensions rise, political and social instability

International Security

Three necessary reforms for UN Security Council legitimacy

The recent adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution to begin discussions on UN Security Council reform has revived hopes of progress on a long-pending issue. Reform will need to

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is time ripe for a UN-brokered peace deal in Libya?

Four years after the removal of Gadhafi from power, Libya is still struggling with two competing governments, violence, and instability. A UN-brokered peace deal could be struck in late October.

Economics Latin America

Financing peace: The Colombian economy after the FARC

While the historic agreement in Colombia will open the doors to long-term economic development, the political environment will pose key challenges to the administration. The message Colombian President Juan Manuel

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Trade ministers join TPP negotiations. UN General assembly continues. US government faces another shutdown. US labor report influences rate hikes. Turkey hosts G20 meeting on energy. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.  

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China’s President Xi Jinping makes first official visit to the U.S. South American leaders meet amid tensions between UNASUR nations. EU officials meet to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis. Pope Francis speaks to

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Will Mali miss the investment scramble for sub-Saharan Africa?

Violence and political instability threaten Mali’s ability to benefit from increasing foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent weeks have witnessed a spike in violence in Mali between opposing militias, including