Syrian Rebels Are Pushing Back Against Their Patrons
The increased strategic differences between Syrian rebels and regional powers are pushing them apart.
McMaster Appointment Could Bolster US Line on Russia
Whatever his personal relationships in Russia, Donald Trump has now filled key US national security positions with individuals who understand the dangers of rapprochement on Moscow’s terms.
Interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister
The head of South Africa's Department for Trade and Industry speaks about his country's post-Brexit trading relationship with the UK and how it is responding to global economic changes.
Handling Russia Should Not Be So Difficult for the West
Western countries are still struggling to develop a long-term strategy to address the increasing problems that Russia poses for their security.
Soren Kirk Jensen
Angola Prepares for Life After Dos Santos
Angola is following a pattern of gradual democratization but those hoping for rapid and or even radical political change will be disappointed.
Leena Koni Hoffmann
Violence in Southern Kaduna Threatens to Undermine Nigeria’s Democratic Stability
A wave of devastating attacks and reprisals in the southern part of the state is a chilling reminder of rural Nigeria’s vast security vulnerabilities and communal tensions.
Is Democracy Emerging in Somalia?
The presidential vote was widely celebrated, but there remains much room for improvement.
The Time Is Now to Prevent a New Famine in Somalia
The country is at risk of another deadly famine, six years after the last killed 250,000 people.
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
Botched Yemen Raid Shows Risks of Trump's Approach
This is emblematic of Trump's governance style: bold, impulsive, and with a very certain disregard for consequences.
Sir Andrew Wood
A Relationship With Putin Offers Little to Trump
‘Good relations’ are not a policy in themselves.