Situation Reports

Nigeria’s Gas: Relief or Redux for the Resource Sector?

cc Flickr U.S. Institute of Peace, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A global crisis – this time the COVID-19 pandemic – has once again underscored the dangers of Nigeria’s economic overreliance on oil.

Shame and Silence: Bacha Bazi in Afghanistan

A group of Afghan children in Mazari Sharif; these children are not Bacha Bazi. CC Flickr Afghanistan Matters, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Detailing the abusive practice of Bacha Bazi – or ‘dancing boys’ – in Afghanistan.

COVID-19 Update: Brazil

cc Flickr Palácio do Planalto, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Brazil now has the third-most active cases in the world, behind only Russia and the United States

China Turns the Economic Screws on Australia over COVID-19 Inquiry

cc Flickr U.S. Secretary of Defense, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A new dynamic is emerging in China-Australia relations: Beijing brandishing the economic stick whenever Canberra steps out of line.

EU Enlargement and the Geopolitical Battleground of the Balkans

cc Flickr EU2018BG Bulgarian Presidency, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The EU’s glacial enlargement process may fall foul to outside geopolitical players in the Western Balkans.

Australia and New Zealand Commit to Multi-State ‘Bubble’

cc Flickr WordRidden, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Australia and New Zealand have committed to opening up their borders to each other, and it’s possible this ‘bubble’ could be expanded in the near future.

Finding a Future for AFRICOM

cc Flickr Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Can AFRICOM survive another term of the Trump administration?

The Emerging Nexus of Strategic Intelligence, Geopolitics, and Finance

cc Flickr Dave Center, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In terms of intelligence-gathering, the lines between public and private are becoming increasingly blurred. So too are those separating geopolitics from the world of finance.

US Policy and Astropolitics: The Dawn of Space Colonization?

cc Flickr Mark hall, modified, original credit NASA, public domain, Flickr

If past is any guide, ‘astropolitics’ above will mirror the geopolitical tensions below.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Religion and Geopolitics in a Pandemic

cc Flickr Jennifer Boyer, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Ukraine’s long-running religious schism has spilled into the country’s COVID-19 response.

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