Why Burundi’s Election Crisis Matters to the United States and the World

Burundi is currently undergoing an electoral crisis whose outcome is vitally important for the United States, African countries, and the world as a whole.

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The Prospects of Reform in Sudan

This editorial was originally published on The Huffington Post Blog, by Daniel Wagner, CEO of Country Risk Solutions (CRS) and author of the book “Managing Country Risk,” and John Bugnacki, an Adjunct Fellow with the American Security Project (ASP) and a research analyst with CRS. The Prospects of Reform in Sudan In spite of declarations to pursue […]

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What’s in a Name?: Boko Haram renames itself the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP)

Boko Haram has recently declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and renamed itself the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Critical Issues Facing Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Governance and Corruption

The American Security Project (ASP) presents six charts that explain corruption, illicit financial flows, and more in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

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Critical Issues Facing Africa: Terrorism, War, and Political Violence

During 2014, along with the horrific outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the continent as a whole experienced one of the more turbulent years in its recent history with widespread protests, unrest, civil wars, and insurgencies. The most recent flare-up of these ongoing conflicts resulted in Boko Haram’s deadliest attack ever, the massacre of an […]

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Critical Issues Facing Africa: Governance & Corruption

Tackling corruption with good governance is one of the most important challenges that African countries currently face. Without reforms that dismantle the financial, political, and administrative structures that perpetuate corruption, Africa will be unable to break the cycle of cronyism and bad governance that has constrained its tremendous potential for economic, political, and social development. The […]

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What We Are Reading… July 23, 2014

Check out what the American Security Project is reading on Wednesday July 23rd, 2014.

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Five Charts that Explain Shia Islam

With the recent advance of the Sunni-extremist group the Islamic State and the increasing sectarian divisions that are cleaving apart the Islamic world, it is more important than ever to understand the differences and similarities between distinct Muslim groups, particularly Sunnis and Shia. With such an understanding, citizens and policy-makers can make more effective decisions […]

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Event Review – Iraq in Crisis: Recent Developments and Risk Management Strategy

On Wednesday July 16th, the American Security Project (ASP) hosted Daniel Wagner, MGen Robert Scales, Missy Ryan, and Smita Malik, with moderator Dante Disparte in a talk titled, “Iraq in Crisis: Recent Developments and Risk Management Strategy.” The speakers considered the threat that the Islamic State poses to businesses and their investments in Iraq, and how […]

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