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March 8, 2010

Religion
A Conversation with Desmond Tutu

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative connects religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers with CFR’s resources on U.S. foreign policy and provides a forum for this communit…

September 19, 2017

Myanmar
A placard with the picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of crimes against humanity, is seen at a rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 8, 2017. Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened for debate today, the world is once again reminded that leadership around the globe is overwhelmingly male. As of March 8 (International Women’s D…

September 15, 2011

China
Dalai Lama Visa Issues for Desmond Tutu’s Eightieth? Dalai Lama Visa Issues for Desmond Tutu’s Eightieth?

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (R) greets South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 18, 2004. (Lyle Stafford/Courtesy Reuters) The Dalai Lama has applied for a So…

December 23, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
orania-post A ‘White’ Homeland in South Africa

South Africa is a notoriously divided nation. There are eleven legal languages and four races with degrees of legal recognition (Indian/Asian, Black, Coloured, and White). Though Black Africans are a…

February 25, 2014

RTR2PLO9 Challenging Child Marriage in India

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Pinaki Halder, West Bengal s…

May 30, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Going Directly to the Wastebasket: Another Plan for the "Peace Process"

Some "peace processors" never give up. In the New York Times today, four of them try an old and very bad idea: forget about negotiations, and substitute the views of some un-elected elderly "statesme…

September 19, 2016

United States
Play ICBM_EC.jpg Nuclear Modernization: Is the United States Headed for a New Arms Race?

Experts discuss U.S. policy towards nuclear modernization, the costs and benefits of developing a new generation of nuclear weapons, and the effects on the balance of power among nuclear states.

June 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

In 2016, once again, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has found no retiring African leader qualified for the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billi…

June 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits South Africa U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits South Africa

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s “Ripples of Hope” speech at the University of Cape Town, a congressional delegation (codel) visited South Africa the last week of May. I…