Politics and Security

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 07:46
A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader called on Wednesday for the imposition of international sanctions against security officials responsible for the deaths of protesters in two days of demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 08:06
The decentralisation of security, spending and administrative power is regularly cited as a means of reducing tension in a post-Islamic State Iraq. Easy to say, harder to do. In decentralisation, the devil is in the detail.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:48
“Zerón did not act on his own; he formed part of a broader effort within the Mexican government to invent a ‘historic truth’ about what happened to the students that has been proven again and again to be false," says Maureen Meyer, WOLA's Senior Associate for Mexico.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:30
Iraqi Kurds have pushed forward with renewed vigor to retake land from Islamic State in recent weeks, territory that could be used as bargaining chips in future negotiations they are seeking to achieve more autonomy or even independence.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 07:13
While rumors are floating in the media about a possible Abbas-Netanyahu summit in Moscow or Cairo, in reality, Israeli and Palestinian parties are preparing to consolidate their domestic hard-line positions in order to prepare for a period of deadlock and a possible wider outbreak of violence toward the end of 2016.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:40
Uzbekistan is ranked among the half dozen worst countries in the world for human-rights abuses. What U.S. government officials and our media mostly ignore, however, is that American taxpayers subsidized Islam Karimov's regime and its brutal security apparatus for most of his thirty-five years in power.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:37
The West African nation of Mali has undergone an extraordinary transformation since 2012. Events have included a military coup, a foreign military operation to battle Islamist insurgents in the north and a presidential election; but, many young people in Mali who have lived through the turmoil are now asking, “What about us?”
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:41
Following the death of the country's first and only post-Soviet leader, speculation abounds about the future of this resource-rich Central Asian state the size of California.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 07:20
One of Georgia's leading political figures, Davit Usupashvili, has called for an American military base to be established in the country as part of his party's election campaign.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 07:17
Nazarbayev, 76, who has run Kazakhstan since 1989 and has no obvious successor, moved Karim Masimov out as prime minister on Thursday and named him chairman of the state security service.