Niger, Coups, and Violence in West Africa

The July, 2023 coup in Niger has captured global attention as observers note the upward trend in military coups in West Africa

Africa in 2020

Each African state faces its unique prospects and challenges heading into the new decade. Nevertheless, there are common themes and transnational trends we may expect to shape the continent in the new year and beyond.

NATO Compass, Izmir, Turkey
NATO Takes the Fifth

What does NATO need to do going forward? The short answer: more and less.

Emmanuel Macron and France’s Role in the World
Emmanuel Macron and France’s Role in the World

After defeating Marine Le Pen in a historic landslide victory, Emmanuel Macron must learn what it means to be president as quickly as possible, for the good of both France and the world.