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Volatile Ethnic Conflict in the Sahel

11.24.2020
There is no viable development without peace, and there is no sustainable peace without development.  In the Sahel, security has long been at the heart of development challenges and includes a constantly evolving set of stakeholders and complexities. The G5 Sahel countries – Mali, Ma...

Economic Transitions and Political Transitions: What’s the Big Deal?

11.11.2020
The past year has not been kind to democracy. Social and economic dislocations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the growing appeal of authoritarianism have dealt twin shocks to the attractiveness of consultative and representative forms of government worldwide. As analysts and politicians ...

Familiar Challenges in Thailand’s New COVID-19 Reality

09.16.2020
Frustration at Thailand’s government is boiling over. The country’s leaders are censoring their critics and targeting opposition parties, limiting even the narrow space normally available for democratic involvement in governing. Now, adding fuel to that fire, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented...

The Impact of the Hong Kong National Security Law on the Private Sector

09.15.2020
The situation in Hong Kong has deteriorated dramatically since the passage of the National Security Law on June 30. In the past several months, we have seen impacts ranging from the disbandment of several prominent pro-democracy political groups, the firing of two faculties who are linked to democra...
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