- ReportBy Joel D. BarkanJun 30, 2011
- CommentaryJun 29, 2011
Who would have thought that one of the most serious manifestations in sub-Saharan Africa of the social grievances that have lurked behind the recent protests in North Africa would take place in Botswana, frequently hailed as Africa’s most politically open and most economically successful country?
- ReportJun 15, 2011
The crisis in Libya has raised fears among security analysts that the ongoing confl ict will destabilize the already fragile states of the Sahel and strengthen the hand of affi liates of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) operating in Mauritania, Mali, and Niger. There is good reason for these fears.
- ReportBy Clark A. Murdock, Becca SmithJun 14, 2011
The intervention in Libya has sparked another debate over the role of grand strategy in U.S. foreign policy formulation. Analysts are asking if there is a new “Obama Doctrine” or if President Obama is simply “muddling through” and “ad hoc-ing it” from one foreign policy crisis to another.
- ReportBy Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Scott GoossensMay 9, 2011
Piracy not only threatens to disrupt maritime trade in the region that Gulf economies depend on, it also undermines confidence in the ability of regional governmnets to address security challenges in their own "backyard." The problem provides a unique opportunity for local actors, most importantly the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, to demonstrate initiative and exercise
- ReportApr 29, 2011
While overall growth in numbers of new HIV infections has slowed in most regions of the world, infections linked to injection drug use (IDU) continue to grow. This trend has been most pronounced in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; however, new infections related to injection drug use also appear to be growing in East Africa.
- NewsletterApr 27, 2011
When Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11, it was an earthquake that shook the entire region, and shakes it still. Egypt had long ago lost its mantle as the leader of the Arab world, but it was certainly its center of gravity. How Egypt emerges from its current uncertainty will shape the coming decades in the entire Middle East.
- ReportApr 20, 2011
U.S. strategic stakes in Africa have expanded in the last 15 years, with growing awareness among policymakers and the American public that developments in Africa can have direct and significant impact on U.S. economic, political, and security interests.
- CommentaryApr 20, 2011
At some point in time, it will be critical to examine the historical record behind the French, British, and US intervention in Libya and why they dragged NATO and allies like Qatar and the UAE into such a gamble.
- CommentaryApr 6, 2011
It is hard to get at the reality of US and allied operations in Libya, in part because there have to be serious limits to public disclosures of both the full nature of those operations and the real mission.