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A Nigerien official explains to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken the jihadist crisis facing Niger and the surrounding region in March 2023. Boureima Hama/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The US is losing access to its bases in Niger − here’s why that’s a big deal

The disintegration of the United States’ relationship with Niger following its military coup in 2023 is giving way to stronger ties between the African country and Russia and China.
Demonstrators carry pictures of missing people during a march for the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 24 2024. Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / EPA

Argentina: Javier Milei’s government poses an urgent threat to human rights

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Argentina to commemorate victims of the country’s military dictatorship amid renewed concerns for human rights.
Supporters of Niger’s coup leaders wave Niger’s flag (R) and a flag bearing Wagner’s logo during a protest on 16 September 2023. AFP via Getty Images

France’s decision to leave Niger was a bad move: three reasons why

France’s withdrawal from Niger could hurt the regional fight against terrorism, create an opportunity for Wagner’s influence and increase Europe’s migrant crisis.
A Russian armoured personnel carrier on the streets of Bangui. Photo by Camille Laffont/AFP via Getty Images

What it will take to end civil war in the Central African Republic

Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
Anti-coup protesters flash the three-fingered salute during a rally in downtown Yangon, Myanmar on Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo)

The exclusion of women in Myanmar politics helped fuel the military coup

Despite having a woman leader, women are largely excluded from key positions of influence and leadership in Myanmar — a situation that helped the country’s military succeed in its recent coup.
A protester holds up a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup rally in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo)

Internet blackouts in Myanmar allow the military to retain control

Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here’s why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.

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