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…
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.
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.
April 17, 2019Genocide and Mass Atrocities
The history of the Genocide Convention stretches back more than seventy years, yet much work remains to be done to prevent and respond to atrocities.
March 26, 2019South Korea
Washington should not doubt that Seoul will be a strong partner for the Indo-Pacific strategy.
April 15, 2019Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from April 5 to 12, 2019.
April 8, 2019Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from March 30 to April 5, 2019.
October 2, 2017Digital Policy
States erect physical borders to improve their security. That logic does not always translate well to cyberspace.
March 27, 2019Burkina Faso
According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), a respected and credible human rights non-governmental organization, Burkinabe security services have executed summarily more than 115 civilians in operations against Islamist militants between April 2018 and January 2019. HRW also reports that the Islamists have killed forty-two alleged government collaborators during that same period. Over past three months in particular, Jihadist attacks in Burkina have accelerated and the Burkinabe government declared a state of emergency in January. In response to accusations of human rights violations, the authorities have acknowledged the charges and stated that they are being investigated.