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April 6, 2010

Technology and Innovation
A Conversation with Ivan Seidenberg

Watch Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, discuss technology and innovation, as well as the implications of recent legislation on Verizon.This meeting was…

September 8, 2017

United Nations
President Donald J. Trump speaks during a visit to Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Missouri on August 30, 2017. Echoes of American History as Trump Heads to United Nations

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine what to expect from President Donald J. Trump’s first UN General Assembly address and how his mistrust of international organizations echoes earl…

February 16, 2018

Liberia
Africa-Johnson-Sirleaf-Mo-Ibrahim-Prize-Liberia Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf Awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

The foundation’s prize committee stated that Sirleaf had shown exceptional leadership, and noted that Liberia was the only African country out of fifty-four to improve in every category of its Index of African Governance.

February 15, 2018

Europe
“Doom Loop” Binding Weak Banks and Sovereigns Still Haunts Europe “Doom Loop” Binding Weak Banks and Sovereigns Still Haunts Europe

One important reason no one talks about Puerto Rico leaving the “dollar zone” is that the island’s banks have minimal exposure to its government’s debt. There is thus no need even to consider int…

February 14, 2018

Italy
Grillo and Di Maio What to Know About Italy’s 2018 Elections

Italy’s elections will shape the country’s response to economic stagnation, migration woes, and European integration, with repercussions across the continent.

February 13, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-President-Zuma-Resign-No-Confidence Timeline: Zuma's Departure Draws Nearer

The timeline indicates that the ANC “recalled” Zuma (directed him to resign the presidency) on February 13, and that he has refused. Now he faces a vote of no-confidence in parliament or possible impeachment.

October 12, 2017

United States
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 11, 2017. The Wall Is in Trump’s Head: Immigration, National Sovereignty, and America’s Borders

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine the inconvenient truths that confront President Trump’s border wall proposal. President Trump’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood A…

February 9, 2018

Cybersecurity
John Perry Barlow Cyber Week in Review: February 9, 2018

This week: the CLOUD Act, reorganizing the State Department, internet censorship in Russia, and the passing of John Perry Barlow. 

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.

February 8, 2018

Turkey
Erdogan General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.