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March 15, 2018

Russia
UK Skripal Poisoning Crime Scene Are Cold War Spy-Craft Norms Fading?

The poisoning of former double agent Sergei V. Skripal in the UK indicates that Russia may have abandoned some unspoken rules of espionage. CIA veteran Jack Devine examines the history and current state of spy-craft.

January 24, 2013

Economics
Infrastructure - LAM Guest Post: Rafael Correa’s Smooth Road to Victory

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. In less than a month, Ecuadorians will head…

December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

October 30, 2015

Americas
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) shake hands after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, October 26, 2015. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Indonesia Pledges to Join the TPP, Corruption in Venezuela

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”  Indonesia Pledges to Join the TPP Just fou…

July 17, 2015

China
RTX1K41A_Pope_Pic Monkey This Week in Markets and Democracy: Financing for Development, Pope in Latin America, Arrests in Egypt and China

This is a post in a new series on the Development Channel,“This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Each week, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program will highlight noteworthy events and art…

January 5, 2015

Mexico
 Elections to Watch in 2015

The region will hold just two presidential elections this year, choosing new leaders in Guatemala and Argentina. More prevalent will be congressional and local elections. Midterms in Mexico, Venezuel…

February 1, 2013

Iran
Breakfast With the Supreme Leader

This past week I participated in a conference on Iran convened by the Henry Jackson Society of London and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy of Washington, DC. As the executive director of …

January 3, 2013

Americas
Elections in 2013 - LAM What to Watch in 2013: Latin America’s Presidential Elections

Last year Mexico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic held presidential elections, leading to some of the region’s biggest news stories of the year: the PRI’s return to power and the strong second …

December 19, 2012

Development
Tunisia-journalist-freedom-press-censorship-development-MDGs-Islamist Emerging Voices: Elana Beiser on Freedom of the Press and Development

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Elana Beiser, senior editor …

July 31, 2012

Economics
Correa is no Chavez - LAM Guest Post: Correa is No Chávez

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been i…