World Politics Review

Last week, the United Nations was thrust back into the center of international crisis management in the Arab world. 

May 11, 2015
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria
Peace and Security

Would you rather follow David Cameron or Francois Hollande into battle?

Read the full World Politics Review article Small Wars Create Big Problems for U.K.’s Cameron, France’s Hollande

May 04, 2015
Richard Gowan
Europe
Peace and Security

Earlier this month, Kenya suspended the licenses of 13 Somali money transfer agencies operating in Nairobi in a bid to limit funding to al-Shabab militants. In an email interview, Sarah Hearn, CIC associate director and senior fellow, discussed the role of remittances in Somalia’s economy.

Read the full World Politcs Review inteview Suspending Money Transfers to Somalia Hurts the Poor, Not Terrorists

Apr 21, 2015
Sarah Hearn

The United Nations is an organization that is willing to learn from failure. This is fortunate, because it fails quite a lot. 

Apr 22, 2015
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security
United Nations

At the end of March, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched a new report about international aid and development, co-authored by Sarah Hearn and several CIC colleagues.

Apr 13, 2015
Sarah Hearn

Is U.S. President Barack Obama the last great Cold War statesman?

Read the full World Politics Review article Iran Nuclear Deal Reveals Cold War Roots of Obama’s Statesmanship

Apr 06, 2015
Richard Gowan
Middle East, United States
Peace and Security

The United States sent its European allies some stern signals about their obligations to the American-led international order last week. On Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power visited Brussels, where she warned NATO members to halt their “dangerous” defense cuts and called on European powers to offer more troops to United Nations peace operations.

Mar 16, 2015
Richard Gowan
Europe, United States
Peace and Security
United Nations

Flying into Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the early days of 2015, foreign diplomats could be excused for being disoriented. The news in the international press was focused on an impending offensive against Rwandan rebels in the east of the country, an area to which the United Nations peacekeeping mission––the largest in the world––had just relocated most of its troops and staff.

Mar 02, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security
United Nations

Just how bad is Europe’s strategic situation? Over the past week, senior European politicians and officials have piled up dire predictions about the continent’s security.

Read the full World Politics Review article Europe Needs Strategy to Address Libya, Ukraine Crises—Not Panic

Feb 25, 2015
Richard Gowan
Europe
Peace and Security
United Nations

Russia and the United States, trapped in costly confrontations over Syria and Ukraine, may need to agree to a sort of “grand climb-down” that allows the two powers to get out of unsustainable positions as painlessly as possible.

Read the full World Politics Review article Can Ukraine, Syria Impasses Drive U.S.-Russia ‘Grand Climb-Down’?

Jan 05, 2015
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security

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