Three years after the onset of the Arab Spring, headlines are still focused on the security threat of revolutionary Islamist militant groups. But we may be overlooking the rise of new social forces which are equally threatening to global security: Middle Eastern transnational criminal networks.
The Ebola epidemic is combining with a legacy of past conflicts in West Africa to create a real possibility of state collapse.
Boko Haram is fighting to carve its own Caliphate out of the Nigerian state, and early indications suggest they might just accomplish their goal.
Platinum heavyweights have set their sights elsewhere after protracted labor disputes hurt their operations in South Africa. But a recent mine closure in Zimbabwe suggests that risks remain in platinum markets.
Sustainable development of trans-border waterways has always been daunting for national governments, and climate change is only making things more difficult. Here are three international water conflicts to keep an eye on in the coming years.
Commentators often call for more troops to improve the security situation, but in fact the most sustainable solution for the CAR is an international effort to build state capacity.
Something deadly is creeping across African borders, undetected