July 5, 2016Technology and Innovation
Overview As the world transitions to an increasingly digital economy, many low- and middle-income countries face an obstacle: most emerging economies lack qualified people to fill critical informa…
April 10, 2019Nigeria
Women are responsible for 70 to 80 percent of all agricultural labor in Nigeria, and according to federal and state law, they have the right to hold and inherit land. But, only 10 percent of land owners in Nigeria are women. This discrepancy is also present elsewhere in Africa and around the world. African communities will be some of the hardest hit by climate change, but protecting women’s land rights can help mitigate the effects.
April 8, 2019Climate Change
Geoengineering is moving from the radical fringe to the center of global public policy, yet a multilateral governance framework for large-scale environmental manipulation remains lacking.
April 4, 2019U.S. Foreign Policy
Since President Donald J. Trump assumed office, U.S. foreign policy has seen major shake-ups: withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris accord, a dramatic down-to-the-wire renegotia…
April 3, 2019Taiwan
The Trump administration has made bold gestures in support of Taiwan, including more frequent movement of U.S. ships in the Taiwan Strait. They come at a time of growing anxiety about the U.S.-China …
March 29, 2019Mozambique
As Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi continue struggling to cope with the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, it’s worth noting while the storm was exceptional in its destructive power, the risk of flooding in…
March 12, 2019Nigeria
In September 2018, there were reports that Nur was murdered by his own faction because he was too “soft”, that he misappropriated ransom money, and even that he might have been open to a dialogue with the Nigerian government. In late February 2018, ISWA reportedly replaced al-Barnawi with Abu Abdullah Ibn Umar al-Barnawi.