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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…

March 6, 2013

Education
A student from Boston College volunteers at Ellis Memorial Center (supportunitedway/Flickr). National Security and National Unity: A Case for Compulsory Service

This guest post is by Curtis Valentine, a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (South Africa 2001-2003) The continuous debates over domestic issues …

September 25, 2017

Trade
Play Shipping containers International Trade Policy: A Conversation With Representative Sander Levin

Representative Sander Levin discusses the future of U.S. international trade policy.  

September 24, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa - Phillipino Hostages (MEND) Nigeria: Anglican Archbishop Joins Ranks of the Kidnapped in Nigeria

Kidnapping of prominent persons for ransom is so common in southern Nigeria that according to the Economist, the press largely ignores it unless the victim is especially prominent. Last year, the mot…

January 4, 2007

United States
The 110th Congress: Dems and Trade

The Democrats now leading both houses of Congress will exercise strong influence on U.S. trade matters. Experts expect a slowdown in action on trade deals and a tough battle for renewal of the presid…

November 3, 2006

Elections and Voting
Congress, Foreign Policy, and the Democratic Party

Polls continue to show Democrats regaining control of at least one house of Congress in the November 7 elections. If this happens, they could exercise greater oversight of executive bodies and trade …

October 15, 2004

Trade
Council Joins Leading Canadians and Mexicans to Launch Independent Task Force on the Future of North America

Contact: Lisa Shields, Vice President, Communications 212-434-9888 or communications@cfr.org October 15, 2004—The Council has launched an independent task force on the future of North America to…

December 6, 2010

Defense and Security
New Media, New Standards

Please join Clark Hoyt and Mark Whitaker to discuss the changing nature of journalistic responsibility in an era of new media, including the shifting parameters for sourcing and reporting, and the re…