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Implementing the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Status Report

The one-year-old Iran nuclear deal has succeeded in its goal of blocking nuclear proliferation and opening the door to Iranian economic recovery. But it remains in jeopardy unless both Washington and Tehran defend and extend the spirit as well as the letter of the accord.

In The News

16 Jan 2017
[Netanyahu] feels that Abbas has been able to do this to him — to outsmart him and get the international community to support Palestinian views. ABC News

Ofer Zalzberg

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
16 Jan 2017
The [Iran nuclear] agreement's collapse appears neither imminent nor inevitable. What seems more likely is its gradual erosion under the new U.S. administration. Al Jazeera

Ali Vaez

Senior Analyst, Iran
13 Jan 2017
On the migration issue in particular, the international community now wants to work with Sudan and it is felt that isolation has not helped come up with solutions. The Guardian

Magnus Taylor

Analyst, Horn of Africa
11 Jan 2017
The Nigerian government owes [the Chibok girls'] parents and the public the fundamental responsibility of accounting for every one of them. Reuters

Nnamdi Obasi

Senior Adviser, Nigeria
11 Jan 2017
The Taliban need to receive a strong assurance from coalition forces, in particular, the US, before making the move [to proposed safe zones]. AFP

Timor Sharan

Senior Analyst, Afghanistan
10 Jan 2017
Political negotiations [in Yemen] are a sideshow at the moment. The coalition appears determined to take additional territory before giving talks another chance. AFP

April Longley Alley

Senior Analyst, Arabian Peninsula


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Op-Ed / Africa

Hungry for Change: The Economics Underlying DR Congo’s Political Crisis

At the heart of disenchantment with President Kabila’s government lie deep economic woes.

Originally published in African Arguments

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To Defeat Boko Haram, Nigeria Must Get Women on Board

It is largely because of women’s compromised position in society that insurgent groups such as Boko Haram can continue to survive.

Originally published in Mail and Guardian Africa

Uzbekistan: Reform or Repeat?

After 25 years of authoritarian rule, Uzbekistan faces unpredictable neighbours, a jihadi threat and deep socio-economic challenges. New President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has taken small steps toward vital domestic and foreign policy reform, and outside partners should push him to do more to avert real dangers ahead.

Report / Africa

Nigeria: Women and the Boko Haram Insurgency

Women have suffered violence and abuse by Boko Haram, but they are not only victims: some joined the jihadists voluntarily, others fight the insurgency, or work in relief and reconciliation. Women’s experiences should inform policies to tackle the insurgency, and facilitate their contribution to peace.