Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
Report: Nigeria Rejected British Offer to Rescue 300 Schoolgirls from Boko Haram

The 195 girls who remain missing today reportedly live in conditions of forced marriage, rape, and torture.

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One Month and Counting: Nigeria’s President Convalesces in London

What this means for the running of the Nigerian government and the health of Christian-Muslim politics in West Africa’s regional power remains to be seen, but it certainly doesn’t bode well.

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Japan and South Korea Ties Fray Amid Leadership Void

The bitter “comfort women” dispute is rearing its ugly ahead once again, threatening to upend Seoul’s relationship with Tokyo.

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Report: Nigerian Army Massacred More Than 300 Shi‘a Muslims

Add this human rights nightmare to President Buhari’s growing list of woes: Boko Haram, Niger Delta Avengers, falling oil revenue, depreciating currency, and impending recession.

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Nigeria’s Oil Avengers Strike

Militants calling themselves the “Niger Delta Avengers” have blown up so much infrastructure that oil production is down one million barrels a day.

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Good Intentions Gone Awry

South Sudan: a case study highlighting how fuzzy-minded but big-hearted idealists often contribute to the world’s suffering as much as—and perhaps even more than—cold hearted ruthless power seekers.

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Brazil’s Corruption Probe Nabs Former President

The more bad news that comes out of Brazil, the clearer it becomes that the country still hasn’t hit bottom.

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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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