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ROK Green Growth Quarterly Update

by Jill Kosch Oa'Donnell
As South Korea marks the third anniversary of its green growth policy, the country has gained international diplomatic benefits from efforts to promote the policy while domestic implementation of green growth policies has been mixed.

China in Africa

by Christopher Alessi, Beina Xu
China has increased its economic ties with Africa as it seeks to fulfill its growing energy demands. But China's way of doing business has prompted international criticism, even as its policy of noninterference faces new challenges.
Task Force Report

More Than Humanitarianism

by Princeton N. Lyman, J. Stephen Morrison with Anthony Lake, Christine Todd Whitman
This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force finds that Africa is of growing strategic importance to the United States in addition to being an important humanitarian concern, and finds that critical humanitarian interests would be better served by a more comprehensive U.S. approach toward Africa.
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The African Union's Conflict Management Capabilities

by Paul D. Williams
As Africa's strategic importance grows, the African Union is poised to be a U.S. partner on the continent. The AU, however, must take concrete steps to develop its conflict-management capabilities—an area in which the United States can play a critical role.
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Smart Countries, Foolish Choices

by Amity Shlaes, Gaurav Tiwari
Intuition tells us that oil-rich countries are not friendly to the United States, and that entreprenuriala€"or a€œsmarta€a€"countries are not endowed with oil. In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, the authors find a triangular relationship between oil wealth, entrepreneurial spirit, and friendliness to the United States. They confirm the idea that a€œoilya€ countries are not U.S.-friendly, in contrast to smart countries, which are friendly to the United States and do not have oil. The authors conclude that it is in the U.S. interest to support education and economic diversification in petro-states so those states can become more entrepreneurial and friendly.

Ebola Virus

by Danielle Renwick
The 2014 Ebola outbreak that killed thousands in West Africa has spurred new efforts to improve regional health-care systems and global responses.