December 10, 2017

Famines in the 21st Century? It’s Not for Lack of Food

Famines result from cumulative processes we can observe and predict. That means we can prevent them through timely public action. Read More »

View from Africa: Trump’s Very Own Russiagate in the Making

A look at the still-evolving scandal that is consuming all the oxygen in President Trump’s White House: the many threads of his administration’s politically potent tie-up with the Russians. Read More »

What Does Trump Mean for Asia?

Governments in Asia and elsewhere would do well to focus actively on ways to mitigate the uncertain and potentially dangerous results of erratic or irresponsible US international behavior as early as possible, advises one analyst. Read More »

Asia’s Coal Plans Promise Development, Deliver Premature Death

A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year. Read More »

West Africa Prepares Military Action Against Gambia’s Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh will certainly be removed if West Africa decides to use force. But that will come at a heavy price for The Gambia, the neighboring states and the world as a whole Read More »

Geo-politics and Afghanistan

Is South Asia witnessing the beginning of a new geo-political game between two obvious blocs (Indo-Afghan-USA and Moscow-Beijing-Pakistan-Iran) divided by conflicting views on sources of terrorism and shared interests in regional peace and development? Read More »

Afghanistan’s Coming Water Crisis

Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises. Read More »

Maintaining Influence in Afghanistan

Despite President Obama's promises of a drawdown in Afghanistan, the United States is settling in for the long haul. Read More »

China’s Role in an Emerging Global Order

For some commentators, China’s rising international status presages the eclipse of a Western-dominated liberal order. In reality, China’s position within an emerging global order that is both inclusive and legitimate has yet to be clearly defined. Read More »

Fethullah Gülen: Public Intellectual or Public Enemy?

It may sound farfetched that a scholar living in Pennsylvania planned the overthrow of the Turkish government. But Turkey is demanding the U.S. extradite the Hizmet leader. Read More »