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November 27, 2012

Economics
One-Acre-Fund-female-smallholder-farm-agricultural-development-livelihood-Africa-cropped Emerging Voices: Stephanie Hanson on Empowering Female Smallholder Farmers

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Stephanie Hanson, director o…

October 17, 2007

International Organizations
Africa’s Conflict Zones Africa’s Conflict Zones

An interactive map examining conflict zones on the African continent.

April 18, 2007

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Crisis Guide: Darfur Crisis Guide: Darfur

CFR.org’s Emmy Award-winning multimedia exploration of the crisis in Darfur and its policy implications.

July 2, 2012

Brazil
Brazil on the International Stage

Brazil’s economic dynamism has given it a stronger voice on global trade and energy issues. Experts say Washington can advance its regional interests more effectively through a more sophisticated rel…

August 7, 2014

Mexico
Guest Post: Mexico’s Aerospace Sector Takes Flight

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, who is beginning an MA in Global Affairs at Yale University in the fall. She previously was my research associate in the Latin America Studies program at th…

August 17, 2012

Education
Baltimore, Maryland (Flickr/Ian Freimuth). Policy Initiative Spotlight: Seeking an Immigration Infusion

In this Policy Initiative Spotlight, Renewing America contributor Steven J. Markovich looks at recent efforts undertaken by Baltimore and other cities to attract immigrants. He argues that while effo…

February 13, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Obama Sends Budget to Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama is sending a new budget to Congress this morning, one that looks to capture some $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years through a combination of both spe…

February 10, 2014

Americas
A boy walks past a mural depicting a child shooting an RPG loaded with school supplies in Ciudad Juarez Guest Post: U.S. Students are Heading to Latin America, Just Not to Mexico

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 Studies program. Secretary John Kerry and Vice Pres…

August 6, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa
Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa lose billions of dollars each year through corruption, say analysts. Local and international efforts to reform governance have been inconsistent.