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April 26, 2011

African Union’s Role in Libya

Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, discusses the organization’s role in Libya and the impact of the Arab Spring on the continent, with Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for…

February 6, 2018

Olympics
East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event. The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

October 31, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Play Le Drian The Importance of Multilateralism: A Conversation With Jean-Yves Le Drian

Minister Le Drian discusses the importance of multilateralism in confronting the foreign policy challenges facing France, including the Brexit negotiations, climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal…

January 9, 2018

Vietnam War
In New Book, Max Boot Argues One CIA Operative Could Have Changed the Course of the Vietnam War

January 9, 2018—The Vietnam War “might have taken a very different course—one that was less costly and potentially more successful—if the counsel of this CIA operative and Air Force officer had b…

November 29, 2017

Argentina
Mauricio Macri Argentina Leaves Evita Behind

As the warm winds return, the days lengthen and the jacaranda trees explode in a riot of purple along its main avenues, Buenos Aires is also enjoying the afterglow of President Mauricio Macri and his…

July 31, 2014

Austria
Jean-Jaures-Croissant-Cafe TWE Remembers: The Assassination of Jean Jaurès

Yesterday’s post noted that the 1916 Black Tom explosion raises a great “what if” question: would Woodrow Wilson have lost his bid for re-election that fall if Americans had known that German saboteu…

September 25, 2017

Sustainable Development Goals (UN)
Classroom iPad The Challenge of Connecting Schools to the Internet in the Developing World

Rolling out internet-enabled technologies to improve technology in the developing world will not work if internet access is lacking.

October 13, 2014

Climate Change
jean tirole_noble_economics_energy_environment_climate_10132014 New Nobel Economics Winner Jean Tirole on Energy, Climate, and Environment

Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences today “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that he’s written a lot about ene…

July 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Archbishop-Zerba-Mali-Cardinal-Pope New African Cardinal From Mali

Pope Francis elevated five new cardinals on June 27. One is the current archbishop of Bamako, Mali, Jean Zerbo and another, archbishop of Barcelona Jose Omella, served as a missionary in the Democrat…

May 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia
BP05302017 Donald in Arabia: What Did We Learn From Trump's Encounter With the Saudi Monarchy?

While Trump's visit to the famously repressive Saudi kingdom was quite a show, U.S. policy looks awfully familiar.