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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

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

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.

September 22, 2017

Play Michelle Bachelet A Conversation With Michelle Bachelet

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

May 21, 2013

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…

January 16, 2013

china_inequality_income_construction Question of the Week: Inequality

Where is global income inequality headed?   Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a full spec…

November 30, 2012

Calderon by the numbers - LAM Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies, but this post looks at concrete numbers—developm…