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Fighting Somalia Piracy Onshore and Off

This is a guest post from Michael Baker, the U.S. defense and naval attache (designate) to Madagascar, and a former CFR fellow. The views expressed are his own. The tragic deaths of...

The Return of the African Coup

by John Campbell, Asch Harwood
John Campbell and Asch Harwood state, "The conventional wisdom that sub-Saharan Africa has moved beyond military coups may be wishful thinking."
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Fragile States, Fragile Lives

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Curbing child marriage has become increasingly important to the global development discussion, but it has yet to become central to the discussion about security and stability. Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reviews child marriage trends in fragile countries affected by natural disasters and/or armed conflict, and offers policy recommendation on how the United States can ensure that girls and women are still able to reach their full potential even in times of social instability and insecurity.
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Child Brides, Global Consequences

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Lynn S. ElHarake
One-third of the world's girls are married before the age of eighteen, limiting both their educational and economic potential. Child marriage is damaging to global prosperity and stability, yet despite the urgency of the issue, there remains a significant lack of data on the subject. Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses both the factors that contribute to and strategies that have proved effective against child marriage.

Resources to Riches? The Creation of Sustainable Resource Development

with Christine Bader, Marcus Noland, Ann M. Veneman, Peter H. Lehner
Christine Bader, visiting scholar and lecturer at Columbia University, Marcus Noland, executive vice president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, andAnn M. Veneman, former executive director at UNICEF and former U.S. secretary of agriculture, join Peter H. Lehner, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council to dicuss their experiences with agriculture and extractive industries in resource-rich developing countries.

Somalia's Second Chance: [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]

with Vicki Huddleston, Terence Lyons, Tom McDonald
Terence Lyons, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, and Vicki Huddleston, Former Charge D'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, discuss the potential for Somalia to successfully establish a viable government.