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December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 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…

June 28, 2017

Global Governance
Trump and U.S. Flag Global Uncertainty in an Age of “America First”

The following is a guest post by Terrence Mullan, program coordinator of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations.   Events over the past…

December 14, 2006

Sub-Saharan Africa
Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Overview The greater Horn of Africa—including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda—is a region of strategic importance. It is also a region in crisis. Avoiding Conflic…

December 12, 2006

Ethiopia
Ethiopia-Eritrea Proxy War in Somalia Risks Broader Regional Conflict, Warns New Council Report

Conflict in the Horn of Africa is escalating rapidly as power struggles within Somalia are exacerbated by military support that both Ethiopia and Eritrea give to the opposing parties there. Ethiopia …

August 22, 2007

Eritrea
Lyons: Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict Fueling Somalia Crisis

Terrence Lyons, an expert on the Horn of Africa, says despite U.S. concerns about al-Qaeda, it is local rivalries driving conflicts in Somalia and elsewhere in the region.

June 26, 2012

Education
A "Languages for Jobs" Initiative

See CFR Senior Fellow and Renewing America Director Edward Alden's accompanying blog post here. The promotion of foreign language instruction should be a national priority. In an increasingly comp…

May 7, 2015

China
Chinese Catholics attend a Christmas eve mass at a church near the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi province. Christianity in China

Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.

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