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February 9, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Zuma-Resign-Last-Week-President Timeline: Opposition Grows as Zuma Remains in Office

The impending resignation of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa was not necessarily unexpected following the defeat of his preferred candidate in the African National Congress’s (ANC) elections for party leader. However, it is happening more quickly than many observers predicted, including this one.

March 18, 2014

Development
RTR314GN Balancing Security and Accountability

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Nema Milaninia, a legal offi…

March 15, 2017

Cybersecurity
Hacking Charges Against Russian FSB Officers: A Quick Reaction

This post was co-written with Alex Grigsby, assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program. This morning, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of four peo…

January 31, 2018

Kenya
Kenyan-Odinga-Kenyatta-NRM-NASA Kenyatta Government Declares Odinga's NRM "Criminal"

Following the January 30 “inauguration” of Raila Odinga as an alternative president of Kenya, the Interior Ministry declared that his National Resistance Movement (NRM) is an “organized criminal group” under the Prevention of Organized Crimes Act

March 16, 2017

Nigeria
Buhari Returns President Buhari Returns to Office

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria from medical leave in the United Kingdom on March 10. In his absence, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo served as the acting president for the fifty…

September 29, 2017

Uganda
Uganda-Health-Care-Doctors Good Governance, Better Healthcare for Uganda

Travis Bias, DO, MPH, DTM&H, is a family medicine physician in California and former visiting lecturer at Kabarak University and Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences. He blogs at The Global…

November 20, 2017

China
China, Credit, and the Current Account China, Credit, and the Current Account

Arguing China’s credit growth is too high in effect is arguing that the post-crisis fall in China’s external surplus isn’t sustainable.

October 30, 2017

Digital Policy
Twitter Russia Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Online Political Ads

The internet makes it easy for political ad buyers to obfuscate their donors and handlers. Despite the challenges, there are significant steps that Congress and social media platforms can take to imp…

September 28, 2012

Gender
afghan_women_protest_rights_MCC_UNGA Guest Post: Holding Governments Accountable for Gender Equality in Development

This is a guest post by Ashley Harden, research associate in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy Program. She examines efforts to integrate gender concerns into development programs, arguing that the Unit…

January 10, 2012

International Organizations
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield speaks with Mario Andresol, director general of the Haitian Police Force, in Port-au-Prince J: The New Super Office

With attention on the Republican primaries and international crises in Syria, Iran, and the eurozone, few have time to pay attention to bureaucratic politics. But while our eyes were trained elsewhe…