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November 4, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
stephen-ellis-book A Review of Stephen Ellis’ "This Present Darkness"

This is a guest post by Tyler Lycan. Tyler is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program, he recently obtained his Masters in International Security Studies from the Univer…

September 21, 2017

Brexit
U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. Renewing the Special Relationship in a Lonely World Isn’t the Way Forward

Coauthored with James Resnick, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. There is a common—and understandable—comparison ma…

September 7, 2017

International Organizations
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

February 13, 2018

Economics
Play Stalin 'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

January 31, 2018

NAFTA
Play Chrystia Freeland NAFTA and the Future of U.S.-Canada Relations

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses the ongoing negotiations of NAFTA, and how the future of the trade agreement will influence U.S.-Canada relations.

June 18, 2013

United Kingdom
Churchill TWE Remembers: Winston Churchill’s “Finest Hour” Speech

One for all and all for one. That simple principle underlies all alliances. But what happens when the all dwindles and the one ends up alone? That’s the position Britain found itself in the late spri…

June 4, 2013

Wars and Conflict
A flotilla of "Little Ships" sails from Britain to Dunkirk to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation (Dean Nixon/MOD/Crown Copyright/Courtesy Reuters). TWE Remembers: Dunkirk, Operation Dynamo, and Churchill’s “Never Surrender” Speech

Epic defeats are usually the source of national shame and humiliation. But not always. Sometimes defeat reveals character and gives a leader a chance to inspire a nation. Such was the case on June 4,…

May 13, 2013

United Kingdom
Former British prime minister Winston Churchill is featured on a new banknote alongside his famous declaration "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" (Bank of England/Courtesy Reuters). TWE Remembers: Churchill’s “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat”

You finally land the job you have long coveted. But many of your colleagues dislike you, and the task you have been given may be undoable. That’s the situation that Winston Churchill found himself in…