September 18, 2019South Africa
Ramaphosa announced that he will not be going to New York this year for UNGA. South Africa’s delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor. Ramaphosa says that, instead of attending UNGA, he will focus on a number of crises currently facing the country. He will work on implementing measures against gender-based violence and public violence, which almost certainly refers to the xenophobic attacks on foreigners.
September 18, 2019United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 72 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …
September 16, 2019Development
As the United States abdicates leadership in sustainable development, subnational actors and the world's youth are taking the reins in addressing global challenges.
September 12, 2019Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Eighteen years since the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, violent extremism persists unabated. U.S. national security leaders have consistently neglected one vital factor: the participation of …
September 12, 2019Women and Economic Growth
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is authored by Lanice C. Williams…
September 11, 2019South Africa
Mob attacks on foreign-owned shops in Johannesburg have damaged relations between South Africa and Nigeria. The Nigerian government has announced that it is evacuating some four hundred Nigerians from South Africa. The violence is being characterized as “xenophobic,” which, by all accounts, it is. But the story is more complicated, and aspects of it have roots in apartheid South Africa and the dislocations resulting from too-rapid urbanization.
September 10, 2019Diplomacy and International Institutions
As the United States abandons multilateral commitments, other Western democracies are looking to fill the void of leadership.
September 5, 2019South Korea
Korea looks to be doing a real stimulus. Other "twin surplus" countries should too.