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March 11, 2019

United States
Benn Steil, Scholar of the Marshall Plan, Wins American History Book Prize

By Jennifer Schuessler New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/books/scholar-of-the-marshall-plan-wins-american-history-book-prize.html] March 11, 2019 Benn Steil, the author of “…

Benn Steil, Scholar of the Marshall Plan, Wins American History Book Prize

March 5, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Innovating Africa Out of Poverty

Known for his ground-breaking business theories on “jobs to be done,” Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School has a new book on disruptive innovation, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out Of Poverty. I sat down with the book’s co-author, Efosa Ojomo, who leads the global prosperity research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, to learn how policymakers can apply the book’s findings in Africa.

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February 28, 2019

Taiwan
Reducing the Risk of a China-Taiwan Conflict

A new memo from the Center for Preventive Action by Michael S. Chase details how the United States can prevent a cross-strait crisis or de-escalate one should it occur. 

Soldiers take part in a military drill in Taiwan

February 26, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Progress Toward Parity: Global Gains in Women’s Political Participation

In the United States and abroad, women are vying for political office in higher numbers than ever before. But despite a global rise in women’s political activism, women remain underrepresented in par…

Podcast An election official helps a Kenyan woman cast her vote at a polling station in Nyeri district, Kenya, November 21, 2005.

January 24, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Unpacking Africa’s 2019 GDP Growth Prospects

The World Bank released its annual Global Economic Prospects report for sub-Saharan Africa earlier this month, forecasting a GDP growth rate of 3.4 percent in sub-Saharan Africa for 2019. This is up from 2018 and represents a modest recovery from a downturn that began in 2015.

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December 13, 2018

Trade
The Impact of Tariffs on America’s Heartland

Panelists discuss how rural America has been affected by recent tariffs and intermittent trade wars with U.S. trading partners, and the implications for global trade and the U.S. economy.

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November 29, 2018

Arctic
Arctic Governance

As national governments, international institutions, and nonstate actors explore approaches to Arctic governance, a cohesive approach is necessary to address the environmental, economic, sociocultural, and geopolitical challenges the region faces.

Norway's Crown Prince Haakon (center) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit (right) look at an Arctic map at the   Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on November 7, 2016.

November 19, 2018

Religion
The Global Refugee Response: Priorities and Prospects for Reform

Council on Foreign Relations American Academy of Religion luncheon. Mark Hetfield, Eskinder Negash, and Jennifer Sime discuss the global refugee response.

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October 9, 2018

Donald Trump
The Corrosion of Conservatism

Max Boot recounts his extraordinary journey from lifelong Republican to vehement Trump opponent. From the isolated position of a man without a party, Boot launches this bold declaration of dissent an…

October 5, 2018

International Law
Thoughts on the ICJ’s Decision in Iran v United States and the Trump Administration’s Treaty Withdrawals

The following is a guest post by John B. Bellinger III, adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations. This post originally ran on Lawfare. …

A general view shows the International Court of Justice in The Hague