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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)

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)

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)

'Don't Underestimate Zuma'

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:18:04 EDT

For those in South Africa and elsewhere devoted to the rule of law, the supremacy of constitution(image)

Update on South Africa’s Leadership Fight

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:57:47 EDT

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) chooses a new party leader in December.(image)

Victory for the Rule of Law in Kenya

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:04:43 EDT

The Kenyan Supreme Court(image)

Why Battles Over Memory Rage On

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:59:39 EDT

Throughout the world postconflict societies have grappled with bitter wartime memories.(image)

Zimbabwe Grotesques

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:08:28 EDT

In what is hopefully the twilight of the Mugabe regime, one weird episode follows another.(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:05:05 EDT

Central American countries outlaw child marriage (image)

President Buhari Returns Home

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:12:04 EDT


Uneasy Stalemate in Postelection Kenya

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:52:17 EDT

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has emerged from a close and widely watched election as winner ov(image)

International Observers and the Kenya Election

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:09:15 EDT

The outcome of the Kenya elections remains disputed.(image)

Dangerous Times for Kenya

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:39:15 EDT

What Kenyans hoped would not happen has happened.(image)

The Kenyan Elections: One Day Later

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:31:14 EDT

In Kenya and around the world, anxiety is mounting about the potential for violence following the(image)

Brazil’s Clouded Political Horizons

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:12:44 EDT

Brazil is in a confusing place, with unprecedented voter dissatisfaction but no clear path out of(image)

Scene Setter: Kenya’s August 8 Elections

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:07:17 EDT

On Tuesday, August 8, Kenyans will vote to fill about 1,880 positions.(image)

Drought and the Kenyan Elections

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:29:57 EDT

The very tight race between Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party and Raila Odinga and the Nationa(image)

Polls Tighten in Run-Up to Kenya's Presidential Election

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:14:21 EDT

Kenya’s elections are scheduled to be held on August 8, exactly two weeks from today, and the rac(image)

What Latin America Can Learn From Past Anticorruption Success

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:14 EDT

As Latin America reflects on its current wave of anticorruption successes—including the arrest of(image)

The U.S. Justice Department and Kleptocracy in Nigeria

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:48:56 EDT

Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 presidential victory owed much to the perception among Nigerians that the(image)

A Political Opening in South Africa

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:20:08 EDT

Since 1994, electoral politics in South Africa has been dominated by the African National Congres(image)

Brazil’s Corruption Fallout

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:19:46 EDT

Introduction Corruption probes that began in 2014 have reached the highest levels of th(image)

How Al Jazeera Amplifies Qatar’s Clout

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:27:20 EDT

Introduction A Saudi-led bloc has demanded Qatar shutter Al Jazeera, the global news br(image)

Helping U.S. Lawyers in the Fight Against International Corruption

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:15:39 EDT

Last year was momentous for the breadth and depth of corruption revealed globally.(image)

Violence Against Female Politicians

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:20:21 EDT

Women involved in politics around the world are constrained not only by the proverbial glass ceil(image)

The Massive Protest Putting Turkey's Erdogan on the Defensive

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:36:30 EDT

This article, which I coauthored with my good friend Howard Eissenstat, associate professor o(image)

South Africa's ANC Policy Conference Begins

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:48:27 EDT

With almost two-thirds of the seats in parliament, the African National Congress (ANC) is South A(image)

Buhari's Ramadan Message Fuels Speculation Over His Health

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:47:37 EDT

To mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (Eid-el-Fitr),(image)

South African Youth Fed Up With Formal Politics

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:48:46 EDT

As in the United States and many other countries, the rate of participation of those aged fifteen(image)

Dlamini-Zuma: Foreign Minister, Doctor, Ex-Wife

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:07:36 EDT

The campaign is heating up for the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC), South Afric(image)