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June 9, 2014

Brazil
Battling for Brazil’s Favelas

Unrest and accusations of police brutality in Brazil’s slums have threatened Rio’s security—and the country’s image—as it comes under a global spotlight with the World Cup, says expert Janice Perlman.

May 18, 2012

Education
9/11 Commission Chairman Governor Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton at a press conference at the close of the final hearing of the Commission in Washington on June 17, 2004. (Shaun Heasley/Courtesy Reuters) Visas, the Economy, and 9/11: Will Evidence Trump Fear?

Will Congress finally act to solve some of the problems with visa issuance that have plagued the United States over the past decade, keeping out tourists, students, and business travelers and driving…

March 11, 2016

Japan
RTS97J4_Fukushima-reseized Remembering Tohoku

Ayumi Teraoka is research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Many people across Japan observed a moment of silence at 2:46 P.M. on March 11, 2016—five years after the f…

May 7, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mandela Vote Eyewitness to Democracy: South Africa

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

May 15, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Protesters take part in a service delivery protest in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, February 5, 2014. South Africa: What Does "Service Delivery" Really Mean?

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

April 8, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
A search of FACTIVA’s database revealed preliminary evidence that reporting on service delivery protests has been increasing since the early 2000s, with a sharp downturn in 2013. However, this data is limited by internal factors such as FACTIVA’s addition of new sources and external factors like the media’s use of the term “service delivery protest.” Source: FACTIVA Tracking South Africa’s Democracy in Real Time

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

January 7, 2004

United States
U.S. Policy on ‘Drugs and Thugs’ in the Andes Cannot Achieve U.S. Regional Goals of Democracy, Prosperity, and Security, Concludes Council Commission

January 8, 2004 - Over the past two decades the United States has spent billions of dollars and significant manpower in the Andes region to stem the flow of illegal drugs; assist local security for…

January 15, 2003

CFR News
Council Fellow Walter Russell Mead Wins World’s Top Prize in Foreign Policy Writing, the Lionel Gelber Prize for 2002

January 15, 2003 - Walter Russell Mead has won the Lionel Gelber Prize for outstanding writing on international affairs for his book Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the…

January 7, 2003

Cuba
CFR Cuba Task Force Urges Significant Changes in U.S. Policy

November 29, 2000, Washington, D.C.– In a significant departure from legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president last month, a high-level task force of conservatives and liber…

March 5, 2003

United States
Distinguished Senior Statesmen James Schlesinger and Thomas Pickering Chair New Council Task Force, Iraq: The Day After

March 5, 2003 - Former Defense Secretary and Energy Secretary James Schlesinger and former UN Ambassador Thomas Pickering are co-chairing the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force, Iraq: The Day A…