Russia Policy Monitor No. 2603

September 18, 2023 Ilan I. Berman

Guarded optimism about Ukraine's counteroffensive;
A tacit ally in Hanoi; 
Moscow and Pyongyang: an "anti-imperial" alliance;
UK puts Wagner on terror list; 
Moscow wants a North African foothold 

Africa Political Monitor No. 28

September 5, 2023 Diboura Tamirat, Jordan Savage

Niger Coup: Europeans look for an exit; 
...As Washington mulls pulling up stakes...
...While ECOWAS threatens consequences...
...And the African Union suspends Niamey; 
The AU leaves Somalia, creating security challenges; 
Uganda's troubling trajectory; 
A way out of Kenya's unrest