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Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:43:19 EST

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year.(image)

The National Youth Service Corps: A Bridge to Nationalism in Nigeria

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:09:04 EST

Ayobami Egunyomi is a Franklin Williams intern for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Fo(image)

Slideshow: 2017’s Pivotal Elections

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:28:11 EST

2017 saw a wave of consequential elections around the world, as citizens voted to change their co(image)

Cambodia’s Crackdown and U.S. Policy

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:15:57 EST

Over the last year, Cambodia’s ruling party, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), has dramatically(image)

Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:53:18 EST

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses.(image)

Robert Mugabe: Icon and Kleptocrat

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:33:30 EST

The rule of Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest and independent Zimbabwe’s only chief of state, end(image)

The Intransigence of Kenya’s Raila Odinga

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:09:32 EST

Not only is opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to recognize the presidency of Uhuru Kenyatta(image)

Mugabe and Mubarak

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:23:40 EST

Robert Mugabe is finally falling from power, after 37 years of vicious dictatorship that ruined h(image)

Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon Gambit

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:39:41 EST

Saad Hariri’s unexpected resignation in Riyadh fueled speculation in Lebanon over whether its pri(image)

Can Civil Society Succeed In Its Quest to Ban ‘Killer Robots’?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:32:54 EST

The following is a guest post by(image)

Narendra Modi Is Really Popular in India

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:43:47 EST

In a newly released public opinion(image)

How the Situation in Zimbabwe Could Proceed

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:43:29 EST

In the aftermath of the November 15 military intervention, there are credible rumors that(image)

How South Africa’s ANC Will Choose its Next Leader

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:42:50 EST

The African National Congress’s (ANC) party convention will take place from December 16 to Decemb(image)

Saudi Arabia’s Shaky Experiment in Modernization

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:11:10 EST

On November 4, official media(image)

Understanding the Race for South Africa's ANC Leadership

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:29:14 EST

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, worth over $20 million, is widely regarded as corrupt, a sex(image)

What Went Wrong With Kenya’s Elections?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:58:31 EDT

In the decade leading up to the 2017 election cycle, Kenya was on a positive democratic trajector(image)

Russia, Trump, and the 2016 U.S. Election

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:25:30 EDT

Introduction Allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S.(image)

Odinga Calls for a ‘People’s Assembly’ to Govern Kenya in Place of Kenyatta

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:56:51 EDT

Raila Odinga refuses to accept as legitimate the repeat presidential elections of October 26, in(image)

Questions Remain as IEBC Declares Kenyatta Victor in Election Rerun

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:50:11 EDT

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the agency charged with conducting el(image)

Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Online Political Ads

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:49:55 EDT

Since the September revelations that fake accounts linked to Russia bought $150,000 of political(image)

Abe’s Win and Japan’s Constitutional Debate

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:28:52 EDT

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s snap election gamble has paid off.(image)

Southeast Asia’s Democratic Backsliding in the Age of “America First”

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:12:51 EDT

Southeast Asia’s democratic regression has taken a dramatic turn for the worse in the past few ye(image)

Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:07:51 EDT

I was recently featured on a panel with(image)

Southeast Asia’s Democratic Decline in the America First Era

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:40:36 EDT

Southeast Asia’s democratic regression has taken a dramatic turn for the worse in the past few ye(image)

Low Turnout, Protests, and No End in Sight for Kenyan Election Crisis

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:07:12 EDT

Only a third of registered voters in Kenya (image)

Scene Setter: Kenya's October 26 Presidential Elections

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:34:03 EDT

Ballot papers printed in Dubai are arriving at Nairobi airport and being distributed around the c(image)

Empowering China’s New Miracle Workers

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:17:51 EDT

China’s success in the next five years will depend largely on how well the government manages(image)

Japan's Election Sunday

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:40:53 EDT

Japanese will once more go to the polls this Sunday to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumbs up(image)

Uncertainty Abounds as Top Kenyan Election Commissioner Flees Country Amid Death Threats

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:07:23 EDT

Kenya’s new elections are scheduled for October 26.(image)

What's in a Name? For the Nigerian Civil War, Everything

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:08:37 EDT

Wars associated with secessionist movements often have multiple names, some are associated with t(image)

China’s Leaky Political Pipeline

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:04:34 EDT

This blog is cross-posted with CFR's Asia Unb(image)

Powerful Rhetoric Gives Insight Into Biafran Independence Narratives

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:58:11 EDT

The still unknown whereabouts of Namdi Kanu, a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),(image)

Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:25:17 EDT

Introduction China’s highest-ranking Communist Party members will gather in Beij(image)

The Drama Continues: Kenya's Raila Odinga Withdraws From Election Re-Run

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:01:28 EDT

On Tuesday, the principal presidential opposition candidate, Raila Odinga of the National Super A(image)

Governor Hickenlooper’s Passage to India

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:08:04 EDT

Colorado Governor John(image)

Cambodia Draws Closer to Outright Authoritarianism

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:41:40 EDT

For decades, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the longest-serving nonroyal ruler in Asia, has pl(image)

China’s Leaky Political Pipeline

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:06:30 EDT

Maylin Meisenheimer is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relati(image)

Resistance to President Buhari’s Anticorruption Campaign

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:11:01 EDT

President Muhammadu Buhari won election in 2015 on the basis of his promise to restore security b(image)

Japan’s Choice: Abe vs. Koike

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:09:37 EDT

For the second time since returning to the prime minister’s office in 2012, Shinzo Abe has called(image)

Can Catalonia Split With Spain?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:12:54 EDT


Kenya's Big Men are Failing Her

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:34:22 EDT

“Big men” have long been the scourge of Africa.(image)

2018 Will be a Pivotal Year for Southeast Asian Democracy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:13:41 EDT

The current year has been one of(image)

Kenyan Supreme Court Gives its Reasons

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:53:50 EDT

On Wednesday, the Kenyan Supreme court(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:44:23 EDT

Singapore appoints first female president(image)

A Third Option for the ANC

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:09:02 EDT

As the fight for the lea(image)

Cyber Week in Review: September 22, 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:10:18 EDT

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have mis(image)

What’s at Stake in the German Elections?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:08:33 EDT

Introduction The German federal elections on September 24 will be watched intensely acr(image)

The Paradox of Rwanda's Paul Kagame

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:27:26 EDT

President Paul Kagame, along with many other chiefs of state, will be visiting New York for the o(image)

Corruption Brief Series: How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:32:59 EDT

The latest paper in the Corruption Brief series from the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy pr(image)