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September 22, 2014

France
French Foreign Minister Fabius Looks Ahead to a Universal Climate Agreement in Paris, 2015

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius joins Daniel H. Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, to discuss climate change negotiations and the United Nations Climate…

September 22, 2014

France
French Foreign Minister Fabius Looks Ahead to a Universal Climate Agreement in Paris, 2015

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius joins Daniel H. Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, to discuss climate change negotiations and the United Nations Climate…

December 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Leaders Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

December 1, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo at The Hague Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo at The Hague

Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo attends an official funeral ceremony in Abidjan in this November 15, 2003 file photo. (Luc Gnago/Courtesy Reuters) Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara’s a…

November 2, 2016

Morocco
What to Watch at the Climate Conference in Marrakech

At climate talks in Morocco, negotiators will try to move forward on issues left unresolved by the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, developed and developing countries still remain far apart on major is…

June 22, 2015

The Palestinian Authority’s Nasty Little War

Most news headlines this weekend regarding the Palestinian Authority covered the visit to Ramallah by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. There Fabius said the region would be "set ablaze" if an…

July 22, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Europe Goes Back to the "Peace Process"

Syria is coming apart and there are millions of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. ISIS threatens Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq-- which is also coming apart. The new Iran nuclear deal…

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…

July 28, 2015

Israel
Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda is seen at the confirmation of charges hearing in former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo’s pre-trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague February 19, 2013. Gbagbo is charged with crimes against humanity committed during the 2011 civil war sparked by his refusal to accept the election victory of rival Alassane Ouattara. (Michael Kooren/ Courtesy: Reuters) Bensouda Saves the ICC

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda   (Michael Kooren/ Courtesy: Reuters) In a recent blog post, I noted the 2-to-1 decision by a "pre-trial chamber" to overturn the …

December 14, 2014

Israel
The Scholars Who Ban Disagreement

Here’s a thought: when American scholars disagree with foreign officials, they should join together to try and ban those officials from entering the United States or any country in the European Union…