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January 19, 2018

Southeast Asia
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…

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January 17, 2018

U.S. 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…

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April 21, 2017

Nigeria
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…

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February 3, 2017

Nigeria
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…

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January 10, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
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…

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November 10, 2016

Cybersecurity
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…

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November 10, 2016

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 …

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October 21, 2016

Development
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…

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February 6, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
"Calling Out" Iran

The Obama administration is about to issue its formal "National Security Strategy," but recent testimony by the new Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken actually gives deep insight into what tha…

September 28, 2012

Gender
Guest Post: Holding Governments Accountable for Gender Equality in Development

This is a guest post by Ashley Harden, research associate in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy Program. She examines efforts to integrate gender concerns into development programs, arguing that the Unit…

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