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Op-Ed

Op-Ed / Africa

Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan?

A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach.

Originally published in Foreign Policy

Op-Ed / United States

Biden Wants to Convince the U.N. That America Is Back. The World Isn’t So Sure.

The administration hasn’t shown much desire to work with the U.N. on recent crises, but Biden can use Covid-19 and climate change to make his case to the doubters.

Originally published in Politico

Op-Ed / Africa

Africa and COP26: What way forward?

Climate talks must pay more attention to African voices, not just of governments but of the people.

Originally published in African Arguments

Op-Ed / Asia

Hostage Diplomacy Is Against China’s Interests

Normalized relations between China and the West should not be taken for granted. The fates of the two Michaels are test cases for the direction Beijing chooses.

Originally published in The Diplomat

If sanctions failed to solve Nicaragua’s crisis, will more sanctions succeed?

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have arrested more than 30 high-level opponents in recent weeks. In this commentary for Global Americans, Crisis Group's Central America Analyst Tiziano Breda explains what's at stake.

Originally published in Global Americans