February 21, 2018South Africa
His forthright remarks represent a paradigm shift in that country’s governance and governing principles and provides an opportunity for the United States to reengage with a strategic ally after nearly two decades of eroding relations.
January 16, 2018Egypt
Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.
January 17, 2018U.S. Congress
This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll. Anthony is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an internati…
December 20, 2017Global Governance
The Trump administration’s approach to ten critical global summits in the year ahead will show whether its pullback from multilateralism in 2017 was an aberration or the start of a new normal.
July 11, 2012Trade
Amtrak announced a $151 billion improvement plan for its northeast corridor (NEC) for high-speed trains by 2040 (Reuters). Quicker "NextGen" trains would begin rolling in the 2020s, and eventually tr…
July 5, 2012Trade
The Congressional Research Service recently issued a report on the development of high-speed rail (HSR) in the United States. Most federal funding has either supported upgrading existing rail lines i…
November 7, 2017Health
Understanding the speed, scale, and drivers of the shift to noncommunicable diseases at the country level and estimating the preparedness of health systems for that shift is important for the health planning, budgeting, and policy formulation of national governments and donors.