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August 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigerian Stock Exchange Silicon Valley, Silicon Allee, and…Silicon Lagoon?

Sabriyya Pate is the Franklin Williams Intern with the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United States has Silicon Valley, Germany has Silicon Allee…

February 6, 2014

United States
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC U.S. Antitrust Policy

Antitrust law, which has evolved primarily through landmark Supreme Court cases, plays an essential role in the maintenance of efficient markets and promotion of long-term U.S. economic prosperity.

June 29, 2016

United States
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, as he is watched by a piper in front of the lighthouse, at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland on June 24, 2016. Brexit, Experts, and Trump: Is Policy Expertise Still Relevant in a Populist Age?

Among the main casualties of the populist wave now surging through Western democracies is respect for policy expertise. Michael Gove, justice secretary in the UK government and cheerleader for Brexit…

February 19, 2016

Elections and Voting
RTX26X2S Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Tough Talk in South Carolina

South Carolina looks to be living up to its reputation as a rough-and-tumble place for politics. The GOP candidates have been going after each other with a vengeance in the hopes of gaining an advant…

December 11, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
San-Bernardino-shrine-terrorism-617-415 Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: More Terrorism Polls

The New York Times and CBS released a new poll this morning showing that terrorism tops the public’s list of the most important issues facing the country. Fourteen percent of Americans point to terro…

December 4, 2015

Elections and Voting
Paris-HalfMast-AmericanFlat-617-470 Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Terrorism Concerns Grow

Last month I wrote that domestic policy issues were trumping foreign policy ones in the minds of the American voters. In one poll, eight in ten Americans said that domestic issues would have the bigg…

May 3, 2012

Defense and Security
Hollande-Sarkozy-Debate-20120503 The World Next Week: France Votes, Putin Returns, North Korea May Test, and Clinton Visits India and Bangladesh

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the second and final round of France’s presidential elections; Vladimir Putin’s return as president of Russia; a possible North Korean n…

April 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate

Mitt Romney shakes hands after speaking to an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) The United States …