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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.

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Elections 2018 Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

March 2, 2000

South Korea
Korea's Comeback

Overview One year ago, Korea was in trouble. Its banking system, inadequately supervised, collapsed. Industry, lacking financial discipline, expanded unproductively with its "too big to fail" priv…

June 22, 2015

Cuba
The Cuban Renaissance: The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary

This is a guest post by Valerie Wirtschafter, a research associate with the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.   Since December 17, 2014, Raul Castro and Bara…

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…

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…

May 30, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Play  New Middle East ‘False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East’

Steven A. Cook discusses his new book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East.

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May 5, 2016

Panama
Play RTR46S88_EC.jpg Assessing Panama's Future

Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado discusses the political, economic, and foreign policy issues facing Panama and the region.