Many Developing Countries Are Trapped: Few Can Climb The Economic Ladder

Maria A. Arias, Yi Wen. The low- or middle-income trap phenomenon has been widely studied in recent…


Maritime Security and African development

Carlos Lopes. Africa boasts of an abundance of natural resources, in particular aquatic and marine…


Does the terrorist label obscures more than it enlightens in the effort to curb terrorism?

Nigerians, in the main, have a tendency to do what they are not supposed to do, especially if…


Sexual Exploitation Abuse in Peace Ops focus of AFRICOM Rule of Law event in Senegal

Brenda Law DAKAR, Senegal – “Peacekeeping is centered on building the trust of those we are here to…


China Broadens Soft Power Campaign In Africa

Yun Sun. Early in September, 2015, more than a hundred Chinese and African think tank scholars and…


Energy, Growth and Development

Michael Greenstone.* It is nearly impossible to overstate the role of access to reliable energy as…


The new research agenda for achieving universal energy access

Akachukwu Okafor* In September 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of seventeen global…


Islamist Extremism in East Africa

Abdisaid M. Ali . The growth of Salafist ideology in East Africa has challenged long established…


The African Growth And Opportunity Act: With Trump, are all things still possible?

During the course of the US presidential electoral process in 2016, no one, except for those with…


The UN still can't stop the slaughter of civilians

David Rhode. Twenty years after the world body failed to stop two genocides, it’s still struggling…