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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)

South Africa's Democratic Alliance Weathers Twitter Scandal

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:01:29 EDT

In a period of economic challenges and political scandals, South Africa’s constitutional and demo(image)

Bribery and Election Rigging Stand Trial in Nigeria

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:18:45 EDT

A trial now underway appears to provide granular detail about the role of bribery in rigging elec(image)

Corruption Brief Series: Lessons from Guatemala

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:09:27 EDT

I am pleased to share the latest report in the Corruption Brief series from the Civil Society, Ma(image)

Nigerian Corruption Exposed

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:33:34 EDT

An important factor in the 2015 presidential victory of Muhammadu Buhari—the first time in Nigeri(image)

The Rise of Ethnonationalism and the Future of Liberal Democracy

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:28:02 EDT

I recently moderated a panel for the 2017 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.(image)

Thailand’s Military Prepares for the Long Haul?

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:28:22 EDT

During the 1990s and early 2000s, when I was based in Thailand, Thai military officers frequently(image)

Gearing Up the State Department for the Era of State- and City-Level Diplomacy

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:52:36 EDT

It might have been former Maryland Governor(image)

African Money Laundering Moves to Canada

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:19:13 EDT

The looting of Africa by its elites with the witting or unwitting complicity of overseas partners(image)

What's at Stake in the UK Elections?

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:06:51 EDT

Introduction Prime Minister Theresa May called early elections for June 8, staking her(image)

Brazil’s Most Underreported Reform Battle

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:57:42 EDT


South Africa’s President Zuma Avoids Party Ouster

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:31:28 EDT

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC)(image)

Is Indonesia, Once a Democratic Model, on the Road to Strongman Rule?

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:52:16 EDT

One year ago, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama,(image)

Facebook Live: The G7 Summit

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:56:36 EDT

I sat down today with my colleague Stewar(image)

Thailand’s Coup, Three Years On

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:15:06 EDT

In September 2014, several months after the Thai armed forces’ May 2014 coup,(image)

Health Watch: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:50:54 EDT

South African media is reporting that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 93, has “(image)

Is Iran’s Election a Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Leader?

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:04:05 EDT

Helia Ighani is the assistant directo(image)

Dlamini-Zuma at Top of the ANC Table

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:23:27 EDT

On May 14, South African president and African National Congress (ANC)(image)

Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:56:40 EDT

President Donald J. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey comes amid multiple U.S.(image)

How Stable Is Saudi Arabia?

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:08:23 EDT

Speculating about the future of Saudi Arabia has become one of the more common guessing games amo(image)

New Cyber Brief: Transforming Election Cybersecurity

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:26:07 EDT

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched a new (image)

China’s Big Bet on Soft Power

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:03:36 EDT

Introduction China is a powerful international actor as the most popul(image)

The Season of the Strongman?

Tue, 09 May 2017 11:56:13 EDT

Over the past six months, global attention has focused almost exclusively on a handful of controv(image)

Southeast Asia: Heading Backwards on Freedoms

Mon, 08 May 2017 16:05:25 EDT

The thirtieth ASEAN Summit, held two weekends ago, and this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the As(image)