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July 3, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Obama’s Modest Inroads in Africa

President Obama laid out a notable agenda for Africa on his recent visit, refocusing U.S. attention on a continent many critics feel the White House has neglected, says CFR’s John Campbell.

February 26, 2015

Health Policy and Initiatives
The Tobacco Treaty Turns Ten

The WHO’s tobacco treaty in 2005 was hailed as a crucial tool for controlling one of the world’s most lethal substances and as a model for confronting other global health problems. Ten years later it…

April 7, 2015

Global
Global Health Goal Hits and Misses

A review of the Millennium Development Goals winding down in 2015 offers insights on global health efforts that could inform an even more ambitious UN initiative set to launch this year, writes CFR’s…

August 5, 2015

Asia
Rethinking Asia’s Postwar Settlement

The seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II is being marked in Northeast Asia by efforts to refresh—and revise—understandings of the brutal twentieth century war that laid the foundations o…

August 4, 2015

Asia
A Security Message for the South China Sea

Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to an Asian security meeting this week is an opportunity to encourage Southeast Asian countries to present a more united front in the face of Chinese assertivenes…

October 25, 2011

Elections and Voting
African Democracy: Elections Despite Divisions

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood note the potential dangers of elections in weak and divided African countries, but they urge continued U.S. support for elect…

December 5, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Problematic Terrorist Detention Bill

Detainee policy that would mandate military custody for al-Qaeda suspects captured in the United States could have a detrimental impact on U.S. counterterrorism operations, say CFR legal experts Matt…

May 20, 2016

G7 (Group of Seven)
For Japan, a G7 to Remember

Japan hosts the G7 summit at a time of rising strategic tensions in Asia and worrisome global economic trends, but for many the gathering will be sidelined by a U.S. presidential visit to Hiroshima, …

December 20, 2012

Nigeria
Boko Haram and Nigeria’s Pervasive Violence

The radical Islamist group Boko Haram has contributed to widespread and deadly violence in Nigeria, but the government sercurity services are also at fault, write CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood.

December 9, 2009

Guinea
How to Avoid Civil War in Guinea

The worsening political crisis in Guinea will require stronger UN involvement and greater efforts on the part of African leaders to avoid what could become a civil war and a massive humanitarian cris…