- CommentaryMar 30, 2015
Reporting from the ground in Nigeria, Jennifer Cooke discusses the successes and the challenges of Nigeria’s hotly contested presidential elections. As an international observer, she reviews the performance and conduct of the election commission, the security services, and civil society, prior to the announcement of final results.
- ReportMar 11, 2015
In Chapter 8 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015, Carolyn Barnett analyzes how Egypt's role as an actor in regional politics is evolving.
- ReportMar 11, 2015
During the last decade, sub-Saharan Africa enjoyed unprecedented rates of economic growth, with new technologies, better governance, and increasing investment flows creating new opportunities for innovation and economic and human development.
- ReportBy Jennifer G. Cooke, David L. GoldwynFeb 27, 2015
New oil and gas discoveries across Africa have raised hopes among governments and citizens alike of significant investments and revenues that will drive economic growth and development well beyond the energy sector. The recent collapse of oil prices and broader uncertainty in energy markets leaves the timetable for capitalizing on these discoveries uncertain.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 24, 2015
Recent video messages released by the African terrorist groups Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram offer new insights into their strategic use of communications technology to appeal for new recruits and frighten the general public.
- ReportFeb 9, 2015
Elections have always been high-stakes affairs in Nigeria, but the buildup to the 2015 elections has been accompanied by unprecedented levels of tension and anxiety.
- JournalJan 27, 2015
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
- ReportBy Alexander ThurstonJan 26, 2015
The national elections in Nigeria, scheduled for February 2015, come at a critical point in the country’s history. The vote carries high stakes for governance, security, and the economy and will have ramifications for Africa as a whole.
- Critical QuestionsJan 23, 2015
Last year, Boko Haram brazenly kidnapped 276 teenage girls from their school in the middle of the night, prompting international outrage and bringing the dangers of Boko Haram further to the fore of international security conversations. At least 200 of the girls remain missing, feared trafficked or sold into sex slavery.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Cathryn StreifelDec 16, 2014
In a region with some of the world’s highest maternal mortality, Senegal’s leaders are advancing women’s health and family planning. This has led to strategic partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UN Population Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, among others.