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July 12, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

June 20, 2017

South China Sea
China Coast Guard vessels patrol past a Chinese fishing vessel at the disputed Scarborough Shoal, April 5, 2017. Two Cardinal Sins of U.S. South China Sea Policy

In previewing this week’s inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton took a question from Anne Gearan of The Washington Post about the T…

June 1, 2017

Arab Spring
False Dawn

A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.

June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

May 5, 2017

Media
Calvin Sims and Mira Patel at the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs’ keynote panel. Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Last week, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted the fifth annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Caree…

April 21, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
FalseDawn_Cover Coming Soon: "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East"

False Dawn: Protest, Violence, and Democracy in the New Middle East will be available May 1 and published June 1.

March 29, 2017

Cybersecurity
China and the United States Have an Eerily Similar Approach to Data Sovereignty

Lincoln Davidson is an analyst at Ergo, a New York-based research and advisory firm. You can follow him on Twitter at @dvdsndvdsn. In an article published on Lawfare earlier this week, Susan Henness…

March 24, 2017

Politics and Government
FalseDawnCover Introducing "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East"

Introducing Steven A. Cook's new book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East.

February 3, 2017

China
Trump-Ma Trump and Chinese Investment, Pakistan’s Missiles, Indian Lychee Illness, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Trump doesn’t like China, but does he like Chinese money? President Donald…

December 16, 2016

China
rex-tillerson-cnooc Tillerson and the South China Sea, Cashless in India, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea ties. While Tillerson’s relationship with Russia has attr…