January 14, 2019United States
The president's push to "build the wall" fails to grasp the role of modern technology in policing U.S. borders.
July 18, 2016China
Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Migration across the U.S.-Mexico border is the source of polarizing debate in American politics, but rarel…
November 30, 2018Niger
Niger officials have announced that Boko Haram kidnapped eighteen girls from two villages, Blaharde and Bague, on November 24. The Blaharde and Bague kidnapping followed the November 22 killing of seven employees of the French drilling company Foraco at the village of Toumour, Niger.
February 8, 2019Democratic Republic of Congo
In the daily Africa in Transition blog, on February 6, 2019, Ambassador Michelle Gavin, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program, harshly criticized the United States government’s policy toward the December 2018 presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
October 2, 2017Digital Policy
States erect physical borders to improve their security. That logic does not always translate well to cyberspace.
February 11, 2019Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between February 2 to 8, 2019.
February 13, 2019Women and Women's Rights
Last month, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency made a startling announcement: It had collected evidence that some 20,000 Nigerian women and girls are being held in brothels in Mali. Among those discov…
February 4, 2019Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between January 26 to February 1, 2019.
February 13, 2019Middle East and North Africa
What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about American Exceptionalism in the Arab world.