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February 17, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Anthony Shadid (right) with other New York Times journalists and Turkey's Ambassador to Libya on March 21, 2011. (Handout/courtesy Reuters) Friday File: Anthony Shadid

Above the Fold. Anthony Shadid, a New York Times foreign correspondent, died yesterday while covering the ongoing political upheaval in Syria. He wasn’t cut down by the violence of what is becoming a…

February 21, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Ramaphosa-SONA-Zuma Renewing U.S.-South Africa Relations Under President Ramaphosa

His forthright remarks represent a paradigm shift in that country’s governance and governing principles and provides an opportunity for the United States to reengage with a strategic ally after nearly two decades of eroding relations.

January 19, 2018

Southeast Asia
Aung San Suu Kyi_12.1.2018 The Rakhine State Crisis—and Myanmar’s Other Severe Problems

The ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, where the Myanmar armed forces have credibly been accused of ethnic cleansing and where the Myanmar military recently admitted that the security forces were invol…

January 17, 2018

U.S. Congress
Royce-Africa-Powell-Congress Ed Royce, Champion of Africa in the U.S. House, Will not Run for Reelection

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll. Anthony is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an internati…

April 21, 2017

Nigeria
Naira High Ranking Nigerian Officials Linked to Mysterious $43 Million

On April 12, Nigeria’s principal anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), announced that it had found $43.4 million stashed in a vacant apartment in Lagos. The cas…

February 3, 2017

Nigeria
Caught in the Crossfire Caught in the Crossfire: What Future for Women and Children in Nigeria’s Forgotten Crisis

This is a guest post by Sherrie Russell-Brown. Sherrie is an international lawyer, who writes about issues of gender, security, international justice and humanitarian law, with a regional focus on su…

January 10, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
rtx2qa5n_b An Open World Is in the Balance. What Might Replace the Liberal Order?

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States imperils the liberal international order that America has championed since World War II. That open world was already operating under str…

November 10, 2016

Cybersecurity
CFR Cyber Net Politics Democracy and Digital Technology After the 2016 Election

Efforts to understand the causes and consequences of Donald J. Trump’s victory are underway, and this election illuminates features about the relationship between democratic politics and digital tech…

November 10, 2016

U.S. Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit run for cover during a non-live fire MOUT training at US Marine Corps: Marines Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms The United States Marine Corps Celebrates Its 241st Birthday Today

The Marine Corps turns 241 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

October 21, 2016

Development
haiti-woman-water_rtx2pfh4 Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from October 15 to October 21, was compil…