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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.

November 10, 2017

United States
Marine Corps Birthday Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 242 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

November 9, 2017

Vietnam
U.S. President Donald J. Trump welcomes Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the White House, Washington, DC. The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties

Once locked in war, Vietnam and the United States have built mature ties rooted in mutual economic and security interests.

November 3, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The American flag flies over the New York Stock Exchange U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

President Trump has vowed to pass corporate tax reform in 2017, but Congress must still navigate complex negotiations over how to reduce rates and subsidies, as well as whether to tax profits made ab…

October 10, 2017

Space
A remodeled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based communications company, satellites owned by Orbcomm, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 21, 2015. The Outer Space Treaty’s Midlife Funk

The following is a guest post by Kyle Evanoff, research associate in international economics and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of th…

September 22, 2017

Thailand
A Follow-up on the Thai Baht A Follow-up on the Thai Baht

Most countries intervene to limit appreciation, not directly to depreciate their currency. And limiting appreciation is a problem when the country has a large external surplus.

June 20, 2017

European Union
EU Flags EU Creates a Diplomatic Toolbox to Deter Cyberattacks

The European Union asserts its right to sanction entities in response to cyberattacks against its members in the hope that it creates a deterrent effect.

June 19, 2017

Global
TWNW Reading What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast last week. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy and best…

April 4, 2017

Education
RTR35CTW Delivering on Promises to the Middle Class

This article was co-authored with David Brady, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. MILAN – US President Donald Trum…

April 7, 2017

India
RTX2V24O The Trump Administration and H-1B Visas (So Far)

During his campaign, President Donald J. Trump made a number of comments about the H-1B visa program—the visa for highly-skilled workers. At different moments he was against the program, then in favo…