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Africa The Security Briefing

Benin’s Democracy: What has happened to it?

The aftermath of April’s legislative elections in Benin laid bare the public’s displeasure with President Patrice Talon’s administration.

Africa Under The Radar

Cameroon: Escalating Crisis in the Anglophone Regions

The escalation in Anglophone Cameroon began about two years ago and shows no signs of resolution. The international community should encourage the Cameroonian government and Anglophone separatists into meaningful dialogue.

North America Politics

Do President Nieto’s Supreme Court nominees put judicial autonomy at risk?

President Peña Nieto’s two recent Supreme Court appointees cast doubts over the political will to maintain the independence of Mexico’s highest court. The independence of the judiciary is of paramount

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Educating Côte d’Ivoire’s youth key to growth

Four years after a post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, in which 3,000 people were killed, the greatest risk to political stability and security in the country is its uneducated youth. Since

Economics Latin America

The economic impact of gang violence in El Salvador

High murder rates, gang violence, and regional cartel control all inhibit Salvadorians seeking to start businesses. The violence has also scared off foreign investment in the country. Thirty years ago, during

Middle East/North Africa Security

Yemen violence highlights Islamic State spreading across the region

A recent spate of attacks by the Islamic State shows that IS is no longer content with relegating its fight to Iraq and Syria but has determined that an important part

Economics Latin America

Colombia risks being caught in middle-income trap

Colombia is becoming a popular Latin American investment market. But if Bogotá wants to grow beyond the middle-income range and become a long term-investment destination, the government will have to emphasize better governance

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Zanzibar’s stability key to preserving Tanzanian Union

April 26th, 2014 marked 50 years of the Union between the Republic of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar. With Zanzibar’s demands for independence growing stronger, there was real

Latin America Politics

Latin American sees rising public discontent

In most Latin American countries, people are taking to the streets to protest against their governments for a variety of issues. If public services and governance indicators do not improve,

International Security

Global security spending continues to rise

Armed conflicts in the 21st century are less common than before, or at least that is what conflict focused databases have shown in the last few years. However, other forms