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December 16, 2016

Global
photo-for-events-blog-post-min Ten Most Significant World Events in 2016

Stories began appearing midway through 2016 asking whether it was the worst year ever. It wasn’t. It’s not even the worst year in the last half century. (Try 1968. Or 1974. Or 1979.) But 2016 certain…

June 14, 2016

Defense and Security
VanDerBellen Austria’s Presidential Election and the Race for the White House

Anna-Sophia Haub is an Interdepartmental Program Assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations. Just .6 percent was needed to defeat the far right candidate for the Austrian presidency. That was the…

September 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (R) attend the ninth Inauguration of the General Synod at Westminster Abbey, as the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (L) and the Archbishop of …

January 2, 2009

Economics
This seems quite bad ...

There is a real risk that the worst financial crisis since the 30s will lead to the sharpest global downturn since the 1930s. The latest ISM survey is rather grim. The New York Times reports: …

May 13, 2008

Americas
Era of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America is Over, Says CFR Task Force

Contact: Aerica Kennedy, CFR Communications, 202-518-3448, akennedy@cfr.org"Latin America is not Washington’s to lose; nor is it Washington’s to save," finds a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force. "…

May 16, 2008

Mexico
U.S.-Latin America Relations

Latin America has never mattered more for the United States. The region is the largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States and a strong partner in the development of alternative fuels. It…

June 15, 2004

Global
Update on the Global Campaign Against Terrorist Financing

While “al-Qaeda’s current and prospective ability to raise and move funds with impunity has been significantly diminished . . . al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations still have ready access to f…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…