West African Leaders Are Rolling Back Democratic Gains
Taking a page from Vladimir Putin's playbook, undemocratic leaders in Guinea and Togo are seeking to extend their rule through ostensibly democratic means.
The Rise and Fall of Another African Donor Darling
Ivoirian President Alassane Ouattara has won plaudits for his economic successes, but there are cracks in his democratic facade.
Peacebuilding’s Poster Child Is Losing Its Shine
Ivory Coast is often held up as a post-conflict success. That could all fall apart.
The Real Cost of Ivory Coast’s Military Mutiny
Former rebel soldiers took the government hostage because they hadn’t been paid. Could their antics bring down Africa’s highest-flying economy?
The United States Needs a Post-Election Peace Plan
I study fractured societies from post-war Côte d’Ivoire to post-Arab Spring Tunisia. Here’s how the next president can heal a divided electorate.