Women are streaming home from Boko Haram’s domain in north-eastern Nigeria, some having escaped captivity and others having left jihadist husbands behind. The state should safeguard these women from abuse, so that they stay in government-held areas and encourage men to come back as well.
An under-reported banking crisis threatens to exacerbate deadly fighting in Tripoli, ignite a protracted resource war and deepen the country’s east-west divide. A way out requires agreeing to a ceasefire in Tripoli and ending the four-year split between the Central Bank’s rival branches.
On the whole UK diplomacy at the UN has been quite good on a number of issues. But the colonial legacy resonates so deeply at the general assembly.
Riyadh may not want war with Iran, but there are risks to this strategy of rhetorical confrontation.
[If sanctions fail to bring down the Iranian economy] there will be people in Washington who will push for limited kinetic action against the Iranian regime to cut it down to size.
[Armed groups in Burkina Faso] have every interest in troubling or going against the good understanding between religions.
[Au Sahel] les chancelleries occidentales ont des demandes contradictoires : elles veulent une solution politique, mais elles interdisent d’inviter les jihadistes autour de la table.
While China is increasingly active across the UN, other states are suspicious of its stances on human rights and development. But it is the indispensable power in climate talks now.
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Originally published in Foreign Affairs