Open Briefing: Recent violence in Kenya is cause for great concern as we approach elections in March 2013. A history of political instigators of violence going unchecked has emboldened politicians looking for victory in a Balkanized state.
Taking stock in Somalia
Open Briefing: After 20 years of failed statehood Somalia now shows the first signs of a new political conjuncture that could bring about peace. However, al-Shabaab will continue to play a role in shaping the country's future.
What now for the Philippines’ Communist insurgency?
In this article from Open Briefing, Maitreya Buddha Samantaray argues that local governments should be able to effectively deal with the insurgency in the southern Philippines despite the recent intensification in activities by the New People's Army.
Kadima: Not yet another centrist casualty
In Israel’s fractious politics, parties poised as ‘centrist’ have repeatedly proven themselves long on well-meaning rhetoric but short on survivability ...