Successful elections signal that Niger's democratic transition is going well, but incoming president Mahamadou Issoufou will face a number of challenges: drought, famine, and Libya fallout, to name a few.
03/23/2011 05:15 pm
How the 'Arab Spring' ultimately plays out is an open question. But there seem to be two distinct patterns emerging -- one in North Africa, the other in the Gulf.
03/22/2011 10:35 am
Chernobyl and Three Mile Island did not stop nuclear power growth. Will the Japan nuclear crisis at Fukushima delay or end the 'nuclear renaissance'?
03/20/2011 10:32 am
If Arabs want significantly greater freedom and economic development, they and their leaders must be fully committed to making it so.
03/18/2011 01:06 pm
When advanced economies eventually leave their easy money policies, it will be come clear which economic miracles were real, and which ones were mere illusions.
03/10/2011 09:01 am
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said a no-fly zone would prove that foreigners are trying to 'steal their oil' and lashed out against what he called foreign interference.
03/09/2011 08:33 am
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost ground. They are vowing not to be marginalized in the wake of this year's Arab spring.
03/08/2011 03:26 pm
Pro-democracy warriors in Middle Eastern countries such as Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia push through barriers of fear only to find a constellation of needs, demands, and problems on the other side.
03/05/2011 12:03 pm
Beijing's successful evacuation of tens of thousands of Chinese from Libya has highlighted China’s growing role in North Africa and the Middle East.
03/02/2011 10:57 am
Muammar Qaddafi is likely relying heavily on African mercenaries, but if Libya falls to the anti-Qaddafi protesters, they're the ones who will have to figure out what to do with them.
02/28/2011 03:16 pm