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May 10, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Land-Reform-Urban-Slums "Land Reform" Distracts From Poverty Alleviation in South Africa

Much of the political discourse in South Africa surrounding the subject is largely irrelevant to the kind of land reform demanded by much of the public.

May 1, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Winnie-Mandela-Nelson-Legacy Winnie's Death Reignites Criticism of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

In the wake of Winnie’s death, commentators on the left and advocates for black power are now openly challenging the compromise made by Nelson Mandela because of the persistence of gross inequality and poverty largely defined by race.

January 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
rhodes-sa-identity Identity Politics in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC), which has governed South Africa since the 1994 transition to “non-racial democracy,” traditionally eschewed identity politics. Though its electoral support was ov…

January 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
johannesburg-housing Affordable Housing Crisis in Johannesburg

In general, the economies of the United States and South Africa are based on the “Washington Consensus” of free markets to encourage economic growth. Both countries are characterized by growing inequ…

July 26, 2016

South Africa
Overcoming the Legacy of White Supremacy in South Africa

Local elections in South Africa will provide a barometer for public concerns over a stubborn problem: how to reduce stark inequalities between whites and blacks, writes CFR’s John Campbell.

November 14, 2017

Economics
Play Money Retirement Challenges for Individuals: A Global Comparison

This is the third and final session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

November 3, 2017

Technology and Innovation
Play AI The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society

THOMPSON: All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the closing session of the Council on Foreign Relations 22nd Annual Term Member Conference with Ray Kurzweil. I’m Nicholas Thompson. I will be pre…

October 26, 2017

Democratization
Play UN Flags Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

Panelists discuss global public opinion towards democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and the implications for the future of democracy and U.S. foreign policy.

May 21, 2013

Americas
inequality - LAM Diverging Inequality in Latin America and the United States

Most everyone agrees that inequality matters. Studies by the World Bank, the IMF, and by academics (such as Richard Wilkinson of the University of Nottingham) demonstrate how harmful inequality can b…

September 22, 2017

Chile
Play Michelle Bachelet A Conversation With Michelle Bachelet

President Michelle Bachelet discusses the importance of Chile's regional integration in South America.