A critic of Obama's two terms explains how the 44th president's personality and his politics of 'least resistance' prevented him from rising to the moment.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Given that some states are being asked to increase their presence in border and remote areas, free trade and free movement of goods and people could become a real cause for concern.
The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.
The flow of unaccompanied minors from Eritrea has become the subject of international concern.
Carola Rackete, captain of an NGO search and rescue ship, was arrested by Italian authorities when landing in Italy. She isn't the first to be criminalised for trying to save people at sea.
Maps that divide the world into 'no-go' and 'safe' zones has created a new politics of danger.
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
Lawyers ask ICC to investigate EU over its policy of deterring migrants from crossing the Mediterrean, the world's deadliest border.
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
A serious concern is the possibility of a long, drawn-out siege of Libya's capital, Tripoli.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Promoting Canadian jobs is part of any government’s political mandate, but so too is the responsibility of ensuring that Canadian businesses are not supporting or condoning corruption abroad.
Nearly 15 years after the international community endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), standards tragically are slipping.
How the 'refoulement' industry between Europe and Libya works.
The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
The EU has agreed to explore proposals for centres to process people before they can cross the Mediterranean.