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A Private Policy Roundtable with Ambassador Martin Kimani on Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya and the broader Horn of Africa

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program partnered with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa to host Ambassador Dr. Martin Kimani, Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center Kenya and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary serving as Kenya’s Permanent Representative and Head of Mission to the United Nations at Nairobi for a discussion on “Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya and the Broader Horn of Africa.” Mr.

AfPak File: What Next For Afghanistan After The Intra-Afghan Dialogue In Doha?

On July 7 and 8, several dozen Afghan political figures and civil society members met with Taliban representatives for an intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha, Qatar. The dialogue resulted in a joint statement that laid out a roadmap for peace.

What is the significance of this joint statement, what might it mean for U.S.-Taliban talks, and what might it portend for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan more broadly? And what are the implications for Afghanistan’s volatile political situation, which includes a presidential election scheduled for the end of September?

Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change

As the consequences of climate change grow ever more dire, it seems imperative that we use every alternative to carbon-based fuels—but does this include nuclear energy? 
 

Q&A: Can North Korea and the U.S. strike a nuclear deal?

This article is part of the World Economic Forum's Geostrategy platform

After two high-profile summits between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, both sides still appear to be far apart on the issue of nuclear disarmament. Have the talks reached stalemate, and what is the significance of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent state visit to Pyongyang? Is there still hope of a successful agreement?

An Obscure Organization with Outsize Importance

Last week in Orlando, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) convened one of its regular meetings.

FATF is not exactly a household name, and not surprisingly its meeting garnered relatively little global media attention. And yet the organization plays a significant global role—and particularly with regards to Pakistan.

A 'World Class' Military: Assessing China's Global Military Ambitions

'Countering the Global Narcotics Epidemic – The United States’ Counternarcotics Strategy': Earl Anthony Wayne Testifies before the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

 

Download the document below for full version of testimony.

Brazil’s Violence Map Shows Alarming Trends

The latest edition of Brazil's Violence Map shows that the country has, once again, broken its record both in absolute numbers of homicides (65,602) and murder rate per 100,000 people (31.6). The study is conducted annually by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety (FBSP). 

Dispatches: June 2019

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