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November 14, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Stares proposes a long-term strategy for how the United States can manage the risks of a turbulent world in a way that does not rely solely on American power.

September 15, 2017

Rwanda
Paul-Kagame-Rwanda-UN-General-Assembly The Paradox of Rwanda's Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame, along with many other chiefs of state, will be visiting New York for the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly. President Trump is scheduled to host African heads…

October 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Protecting sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age

September 11, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 2 - September 8

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 2 to September 8, 2017. This update also represents violence related…

September 21, 2017

South Africa
Zweli-Mkhize-ANC-Leadership-South-Africa A Third Option for the ANC

As the fight for the leadership of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) heats up, Nkosanza Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa are attracting the most attention. Dlamini-Zuma, a medi…

September 20, 2017

Nigeria
Biafra-Nigeria-Ozo-Onna-Kanu-Independent Biafra is Back

Tension is rising in Nigeria over secessionist claims by “Biafran” organizations in southeast Nigeria. The Nigeria Security Tracker for the week of September 9 to 15 documents significant bloodshed i…

August 24, 2017

Zimbabwe
Grace-Mugabe-Zimbabwe-Assault-South-Africa Zimbabwe Grotesques

In what is hopefully the twilight of the Mugabe regime, one weird episode follows another. On August 14, President Robert Mugabe publicly bragged that the murderers of twelve white farmers in Zimbabw…

September 19, 2017

Nigeria
CIA-US-Intelligence-Biafra-Nigeria-War Fifty Years Later: U.S. Intelligence Shortcomings in the Nigerian Civil War

The Nigerian Civil war, which lasted from July 1966 to January 1970, remains the most significant event in the country’s post-independence history in ways reminiscent of the American Civil War. In th…

September 18, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 9 - September 15

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 9 to September 15, 2017. This update also represents violence relate…

August 21, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 12 - August 18

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 12 to August 18, 2017. This update also represents violence related to …