May 28, 2017

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Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Still Faces Legal Challenges

New York's JFK Airport was scene of spontaneous protests after President Trump's first immigration order on jan 27th. (Photo by ViewsWeek)

The revised ban allows entry to citizens of Iraq, but continues to block citizens of six other Muslim majority nations. Read More »

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Sudan

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Sudan’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months is due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Sudan that prevent its nationals from safely returning. Read More »

Four Years After Gaddafi, Libya Is a Failed State

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Weapons are pouring out of Africa's most oil-rich country while extremist fighters tumble in. The toxic legacy of Gaddafi’s divisive and authoritarian regime, which pitted Libya’s diverse factions against one another, has plagued the prospects for any central authority gaining widespread legitimacy in the war-torn country. Read More »

Five African Elections to Watch in 2015

An election worker plasters posters ahead of elections in Nigeria. (Photo by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Creative Commons License)

With elections slated for 15 sub-Saharan African states in 2015, Africa Check looks ahead at the polls for executive leadership in five volatile states. Read More »

Sudan’s Sinking Oil Revenues and Middle Class

Sunset on the Nile in Khartoum. (Photo by Dan Mason, Creative Commons License)

The prosperity of Sudan’s boom years ended when South Sudan seceded in 2011 and delivered a serious blow to its economy. The end of the oil years has reversed the great expansion of the middle class. Presidential and legislative elections are scheduled for 2015. Whether the hitherto quiescent Khartoum bourgeoisie will make apparent its dissatisfaction at its bowed circumstances is one of Sudan’s pressing political questions. Read More »

Understanding The Terrorism Tripod

A view of burning cars after powerful explosions rocked Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on September 29, killing 41 people. It was the third terrorist attack in the city in one week killing more than 140 people. (Photo off video stream)

  Capital suggestion Insurgency cannot do without physical terrain – terrain that insurgents can call home. Insurgents cannot do without safe sanctuaries – safe havens to plan and to train. Physical terrain of their own is the first and the foremost prerequisite. Two others – along with physical terrain – that complete the terrorist-insurgent cycle are: money and manpower. In ... Read More »