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December 11, 2015

Americas
Lilian Tintori (centre L), wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, celebrates next to candidates of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD) during a news conference on the election in Caracas early December 7, 2015. Venezuela's opposition won control of the legislature from the ruling Socialists for the first time in 16 years on Sunday, giving them a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins). This Week in Markets and Democracy: International Anticorruption Day, Corruption in Ukraine, and Elections in Venezuela

International Anticorruption Day December 9 marked the United Nations’ thirteenth annual International Anticorruption Day, offering a chance to reflect on global anticorruption efforts this year—fro…

October 13, 2013

Pakistan
No-Exit-From-Pakistan.jpg No Exit from Pakistan

Teaching Notes for No Exit from Pakistan by CFR Senior Fellow Daniel S. Markey.

April 16, 2012

Global
Why Nations Fail

In his new book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Daron Acemoglu looks at why some nations prosper and why some fail. He concludes that it depends on whether institutio…

April 21, 2015

China
Play RTR4S0S6_EC_1.jpg Xi Jinping and China's New Era of Reform

Experts discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping's leadership.

December 16, 2013

Vietnam
Fredrik Logevall Wins CFR’s 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award for "Embers of War"

Fredrik Logevall Wins CFR’s 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award for Embers of War

May 16, 2013

International Organizations
Doing Business at the World Bank

A showdown is looming at the World Bank over whether to discontinue or water down the Bank’s annual "Doing Business" Report.  As reported here, and blogged about here, and here, China is leading the …

December 18, 2013

Global
The Decline and Fall of Colonial Vietnam

Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decli…

December 18, 2013

Global
The Decline and Fall of Colonial Vietnam

Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decli…

June 21, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Policemen secure the scene of a landslide at the Mathare valley slum after boulders, rocks and mud tumbled down a hillside overlooking the slum, smashing into the houses and burying the occupants in Kenya's capital Nairobi, April 4, 2012. Guest Post: Evaluating the Failed States Index and U.S. Africa Policy

This is a guest post by Asch Harwood. Asch is the Council on Foreign Relations Africa program research associate. The Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy have released their 2012 Failed States Index. …

May 1, 2012

Mexico
U.S.-Mexico Economic Ties

Experts discuss the current state of U.S.-Mexico trade relations and how to strengthen the bilateral economic relationship. This session was part of a CFR symposium, U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the…