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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…

July 31, 2018

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-Elections-Mnangagwa The Zimbabwe Election and Mnangagwa’s Charm Offensive

A victorious candidate must win 50 percent of the total vote plus one. If there is no outright winner, the top two candidates will be forced into a runoff, which would take place on September 8. Mnangagwa and Chamisa ran neck and neck in preelection polls, and there are many analysts now raising the possibility, even the likelihood, of a runoff.

July 18, 2012

Military Operations
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Militarism

In his 1977 study on military and civilian influence on U.S. uses of force, Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crisis, political scientist Richard Betts examined Cold War military intervention and esc…

May 7, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at a Crossroads Teaching Notes South Korea at the Crossroads

Teaching Notes for South Korea at a Crossroads, written by CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder

January 17, 2013

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks at his election day party in San Francisco, November 2011 (Robert Galbraith/Courtesy Reuters). The Renewing America Interview: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Pension Reform

When he took over as San Francisco's interim mayor in January 2011, Ed Lee seemed like just the reluctant warrior the city needed to tackle its fiscal woes. He hadn't run for office since his bid for…

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Is Not al-Qaeda, Says CFR Senior Fellow Ed Husain

Senior Fellow Ed Husain discusses Egypt’s largest Islamist organization, and how it may be more willing to engage in diplomacy than al-Qaeda.

July 1, 2014

China
(L-R) Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew leave after the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) Joint Opening Session at the State Department in Washington July 10, 2013. Making Progress at the U.S.-China S&ED: Go Strategic or Stay Home

As the full contingent of U.S. cabinet secretaries, other senior officials, and support staff prepare for the sixth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) (to be held on July …

August 3, 2012

Israel
weekendreading08032012 Weekend Reading: Moroccan Exceptionalism?, Higher Ed in the West Bank, and Revolutionary Environments

Samia Errazzouki examines dissent in Morocco in the context of regional turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. Bernard Avishai questions the legitimacy of the University of Judea and Samaria. …

June 5, 2018

Syria
Play Northern Syria: The United States, Turkey, and the Kurds Northern Syria: The United States, Turkey, and the Kurds

Panelists discuss the ongoing conflict in Northern Syria and how the United States should handle its relationships with the affected parties, including Turkey and the Kurds. 

July 5, 2016

Trade
RTX2IR0N Donald Trump’s Trade-Talk Trickery

After months of campaigning on nothing but the most banal of generalities about lost American greatness and crooked opponents, Donald Trump got down in the weeds last week. Way down. In a major sp…