Afghanistan’s fate hinges in large part on how the Biden team decides to approach the country’s conflict and its tenuous, still-nascent peace process.
Originally published in World Politics Review
Developing countries may have suffered more from the pandemic economically and politically than they have in the realm of public health. For some, what comes next could be worse.
Originally published in Foreign Affairs
The insistence of Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharm Oli on maintaining power marks a potentially dangerous juncture along his drift toward authoritarianism.
What remains of the Arab springs, a decade later?
Originally published in Politica Exterior
San Salvador’s millennial President Nayib Bukele simultaneously represents an opportunity to end gangs’ chokehold on his country and risks the disintegration of a fragile democracy carved out of the 1980s civil war. He needs to be more transparent, but deserves more support.
Originally published in War On The Rocks
Is the glass half full or half empty? Germany's tenure on the UN Security Council in review.
Originally published in Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
The glacial pace of the city’s reconstruction could fuel disillusionment among the region’s population.
Originally published in The Diplomat
Hugh Pope and Nigar Goksel profile a country deemed too autocratic, too Muslim and too wayward to join the European club.
Originally published in Chatham House
The politically-motivated Presidential Commission of Enquiry has been distorting politically-connected criminal suspects into victims, and investigators and legal reformers into criminals.
Originally published in The Wire