July 10, 2019Southeast Asia
Last month, the United Nations released a scathing report about the organization’s own actions in Myanmar over the past ten years. The report, written by an independent investigator, but commissioned…
July 10, 2019Nigeria
The principal Shiite movement in Nigeria, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), “stormed” the National Assembly in Abuja on July 7. In the resulting melee, two people may have been killed and eight injured. As is so often the case, there are few details, with claims and counter-claims.
July 8, 2019Oceans and Seas
The UN Pact on High Seas Biodiversity represents a long-overdue acknowledgment that the fate of the ocean will help determine our own. But success will require reconciling the divergent interests of …
July 3, 2019Nigeria
Nigeria is experiencing a wave of kidnappings that now affect the entire social spectrum.
July 3, 2019United States
The international side of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was a real reform, not just a straight-forward cut in the rate. It ended deferral, and shifted to a (mostly) territorial tax system. Yet, judging f…
November 7, 2018India
Earlier this week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that India, along with seven other countries, would receive an exemption from the newly-imposed U.S. sanctions on oil imports from Iran. Thi…
August 31, 2018Rohingya
Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.
July 1, 2019G20 (Group of Twenty)
President Trump delayed tariffs on China and visited North Korea over the weekend, contributing to the most unpredictable international environment in decades.