Brian Klaas

Spoils of war

Côte d’Ivoire: war crimes and elections Victor’s justice is unavoidable in post-election conflict By Brian Klaas Elections should bring peace, not war. But for the last 15 years, whenever voters in Côte d’Ivoire went to the polls, ballots turned to bullets. After the...

Africa’s Catch-22

Sub-Saharan Africa: on the periphery Political violence often means that those countries that most need investment are least likely to get it By Brian Klaas Conflict in Africa can result in economic devastation that lingers on far beyond the last crack of gunfire,...

Glaring inequality

Africa: market-dominant minorities Though the economies of many African countries are dominated by minorities, politicians often choose to accept the benefits By Brian Klaas Between “Brexit” and Donald Trump, 2016 seems to be a year of political rewards for those who...

Brian Klaas

Spoils of war

Côte d’Ivoire: war crimes and elections Victor’s justice is unavoidable in post-election conflict By Brian Klaas Elections should bring peace, not war. But for the last 15 years, whenever voters in Côte d’Ivoire went to the polls, ballots turned to bullets. After the...

Africa’s Catch-22

Sub-Saharan Africa: on the periphery Political violence often means that those countries that most need investment are least likely to get it By Brian Klaas Conflict in Africa can result in economic devastation that lingers on far beyond the last crack of gunfire,...

Glaring inequality

Africa: market-dominant minorities Though the economies of many African countries are dominated by minorities, politicians often choose to accept the benefits By Brian Klaas Between “Brexit” and Donald Trump, 2016 seems to be a year of political rewards for those who...