The relevant question for the big men from Moscow to Riyadh in 2016 is: can their countries survive in a world of such low oil prices?
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Corruption has serious ramifications for the military’s morale and its operations against Boko Haram.Read more
Nkurunziza’s third term poses an awkward question for observers. Would we rather see Burundi go the way of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, intact but bankrupt in every sense, or shattered into pieces like Libya and the DRC?Read more
Criticism of Europe’s response to the refugee crisis has been centered on the lack of European solidarity and the unwillingness of states to accept an adequate number of asylum-seekers. But due to gaps in nationality laws and inadequate EU legal safeguards, there is another crisis following close behind that could cripple a generation to come.Read more
New Analysis Paper: A policy of embedding counternarcotics task forces with counterinsurgency forces is at best counterproductive, and likely strengthens local insurgency movements.Read more