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Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

By Daniel R. Coats, US Director of National Intelligence Editor's note: On February 13, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats released the 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Coats discussed current and future threats before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with his counterparts from the Central Intelligence

Global Sentinel, FFARN Publishes Policy Brief on Solution to Herders-Farmers Conflict

Jude Johnson    The Forum on Farmer and Herder Relations in Nigeria (FFARN) has produced and published a policy brief for a sustainable solution to the deadly conflict between the farmers and herdsmen across the country. Global Sentinel is part of FFARN, which is a network of academics, practitioners from governmental and non-governmental institutions

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2018

In this year’s Foresight Africa, AGI scholars and invited experts delve deeply into six overarching themes that highlight areas in which African countries and their citizens are taking the lead to achieve inclusive growth. In a world where China and other emerging economies are ascendant, where cooperation on global governance

Watch List 2018: Wars, Conflicts, Terrorism

Editor's note: Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries,

EXPERT INSIGHT: How to read the 2018 National Defense Strategy

By Mara Karlin   Last week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis released the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). Mandated by Congress, the NDS replaces the erstwhile Quadrennial Defense Review. However, it differs in one crucial way: The NDS is classified; therefore, the document Mattis released is an unclassified summary of what is

Boko Haram: State of the Counter – Insurgency Operations

By Col. Timothy Antigha   Editor’s note: Nigeria has been battling with Boko Haram terrorist menace for almost 10 years with no end in sight. While there has been appreciable progress but both security experts and enlightened public believe that a lot needs to be done. This piece is an attempt to