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March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria-Aliko-Dangote-Forbes-Billionaires Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Sub-Saharan Africa Has Fourteen Billionaires, eight of whom are in South Africa and seven of whom are white.

March 12, 2018

Haiti
Two men overlook Port-au-Prince in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake of 2010. Haiti’s Troubled Path to Development

Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.

December 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Leaders Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

December 14, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
MeToo #MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

The #MeToo campaign has spread across the globe, with women in eighty-five countries and counting using the hashtag to call attention to pervasive sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

April 20, 2018

Media
Play Disinformation and media literacy Political Disruptions: Combating Disinformation and Fake News

Kelly M. Greenhill, Joan Donovan, and Benjamin T. Decker assess the challenges of disinformation and media literacy, and its role in U.S. democracy, with Richard Stengel, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.

December 9, 2016

Human Rights
nepali-women-saudi_rts97c Fighting Corruption by Combating Sexual Extortion

This blog was coauthored with Lauren Hoffman, a former intern with the Women and Foreign Policy program. Today, December 9, is International Anti-Corruption Day, organized by the United Nations De…

May 26, 2015

Cuba
Castro 200, Obama 0: While Talks Continue, Beatings Continue

When President Obama junked 60 years of U.S. foreign policy to seek a rapprochement with the Castro regime in Cuba, he was aware that he would be accused of ignoring human rights. After all, the Obam…

February 14, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Dissecting the White House Budget

The president's 2013 budget, while unlikely to advance legislatively, indicates the Obama administration's priorities and issues they are keen to work on if elected for a second term, writes the Broo…

August 26, 2013

Energy and Environment
RTX12MMX Responses to Posts on Alternative Development Measures

My recent posts on alternative development measures generated an outpouring of comments. To keep the conversation going, I would like to highlight some responses to the posts and encourage you to sha…

March 13, 2013

Politics and Government
treatment action campaign south africa Emerging Voices: Julie Fisher on Democratization NGOs and Loyal Opposition

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Julie Fisher, a current asso…