A military procession accompanies the coffin of the lateTunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi during his funeral in Tunis.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
Nigerian soldiers clearing Boko Haram camps in Borno State. The government has contracted private security companies to help.
Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
Outgoing Bissau-Guinean President Jose Mario Vaz casts his ballot in Bissau during the country’s March legislative elections.
There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about Bissau-Guinean politics going forward.
This is not what board meetings at the biggest nonprofits usually look like.
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Approaching gender parity on the boards of big nonprofits might help narrow the pay gap among the sector's highest-paid leaders.
Israel has a powerful air force — and it’s not afraid to strike neighbors it perceives as a national security threat.
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The US isn't the only country considering a military response to Iranian aggression.
In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 frame grab from Sudan TV, Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, from the ruling military council, speaks on a broadcast.
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History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
Group project experience doesn’t automatically translate to competence at collaboration.
From the biggest 'wicked' problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they're good at this, but they aren't. Here's what could help.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not really feeling 22.
Workplaces the world over tune their thermostats to 22C, because this supposedly optimises mental performance. But the factors that underpin a productive office are much more complicated.
Mauro still has enough money to buy the loyalty of Venezuela’s military — but his government is going bankrupt, so that will change.
A coup seems so imminent in Venezuela that people are debating whether Maduro's overthrow would be good or bad for Venezuelan democracy. But history suggests a coup may be less likely than it seems.
What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world?
We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
A coup attempt failed in Gabon, following President Ali Bongo’s extended illness and absence.
Gabon is a wealthy and stable country and this might explain why the January 7 coup attempt failed.
Turkish people in Ankara attempting to stop a military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 16, 2016.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
Ammonia production is one of the most energy-intensive industrial processes on the planet.
Producing ammonia, which is a key ingredient in fertilizers, is one of the world's most energy-intensive chemical manufacturing processes. Now there's a new low energy option in development.
Self-driving cars and human-driven vehicles are bound to collide as the technology improves.
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Humans and machines perceive the world differently and respond in different ways to what they perceive. This lays the groundwork for conflict – and crashes.
A key factor is how well people and machines can avoid crashes.
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Comparing crash rates between humans and self-driving cars requires more data than anyone currently collects. And some of it will be quite hard to figure out.
Would a robot appreciate this view?
Robots are coming for humans' jobs, but people should protect from automation the experiences that bring joy and happiness.
Will investors continue to give Trump a vote of confidence?
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A common Wall Street adage claims: 'As January goes, so goes the year.' What does that mean for investors as stocks look set to end President-elect Trump’s first month in office higher?
A trader in shock?
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
Orlando in mourning.
A journalist turned professor explores the identity of the city he has reported on for 41 years.
How will climate change affect our conception chances?
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A world of warmer weather may be bad news for reproductive health and birth rates.