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Nakate on Climate Justice and Youth Activism


Founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement Vanessa Nakate discusses the global climate crisis and the importance of elevating the next generation of underrepresented environmental leaders with Jamia Jowers.

Vanessa Nakate speaks into megaphone during a demonstration for climate change.

The Sahel and Western Military Assistance in Africa


A panel of experts explore the West’s changing military presence in Africa’s Sahel region and what it could mean for peace and stability across the continent.

French and Chadian peacekeepers talk at the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal, Mali

Commentary & Analysis

Why the Wagner Group's Influence in West Africa Is Growing

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Western countries should use national and international tools to hinder Wagner’s growing global abuse, Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

Men hold Russian flags as they gather to show their support to the Junta leader Ibrahim Traore and demand the departure of the French ambassador in Burkina Fas
US Foreign Policy

The 1998 Border Conflict behind Ethiopia's Civil War

Global Insight by Emma Sanderson

A decades-old rivalry between Eritrea and the TPLF risks derailing Ethiopia’s peace deal.

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, at a ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Global Politics


Cities as Geopolitical Testbeds of Digital Infrastructure

Working Paper by Andrea Pollio

African cities have emerged as proxy arenas where different modes of international relations are given effect through the development of infrastructure.

Nairobi Phone Stall
Global Cities

The Case for Inclusive Agricultural Development

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Amid shifts towards inclusive agricultural development, the Center for Global Food and Agriculture offers policy recommendations for further US government action.

Gorreti Ndagire (center) counts money during a Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) group meeting in Katoosi village, Ddwaniro subcounty, Rakai district, Uganda.
Catholic Relief Services/Will Baxter
Food and Agriculture