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March 10, 2009

United States
Cap and Trade’s Economic Impact

Six experts weigh in on the consequences for the U.S. economy if Congress creates a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system.

January 4, 2018

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-land-rights-farm-Mugabe Recently Evicted White Farmer Gets His Land Back in Zimbabwe

President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe ordered the return of Lesbury Farm to the white Smart family after they were forcibly evicted this June by the Mugabe administration.

April 24, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa's Finance Minister Trevor Manuel chats with ruling African National Congress President Jacob Zuma in Parliament in Cape Town during the swearing in of members and the formal election of the country's president, May 6, 2009. South Africa’s Trevor Manuel Uses the “Apartheid Card” to Force the Issue of NDP Implementation

This is a guest post by John Causey, a private equity consultant based in Cape Town, South Africa. He specializes in sub-Saharan Africa transactions, with investors mainly from the EU and U.S. The r…

April 27, 2018

Donald Trump
Play Donald Trump One Year of Trump: U.S. Image Abroad

This event is part of the 2018 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs. 

June 15, 2016

Fossil Fuels
A maze of crude oil pipes and valves at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas (REUTERS/Richard Carson). The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: A Policy Response to Oil Price Volatility?

This guest post is authored by Jason Bordoff, professor of professional practice and founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Publi…

April 5, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mmusi Maimane South Africa’s National Assembly Debates Impeachment of Zuma

Last week, the Constitutional Court ruled that President Jacob Zuma and the National Assembly had violated the constitution with respect to the use of public money on the president’s Nkandla private …

January 21, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zuma comedy Comedy and Democracy in South Africa

For most Americans, their first exposure to South African comedy has been Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Noah’s January 20, riff on Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Tr…

February 12, 2016

South Africa
Morning in South Africa

In Morning in South Africa, John Campbell provides an incisive and deeply informed introduction to post-apartheid South Africa.

December 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
#Zumamustfall Jacob Zuma’s Hold on Power

Jacob Zuma’s political power is based on his support by the African National Congress’s political apparatus – often called Luthuli House, after the party’s headquarters building in Johannesburg. With…

October 9, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Picketty Star Economist Says Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa Has Failed

On October 3, Thomas Piketty, the French economist and best-selling author of Capital in the 21st Century, said in his prestigious Nelson Mandela lecture that South Africa’s “…black economic empowerm…