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July 30, 2018

Mexico
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference to announce Marcelo Ebrard as foreign minister, in Mexico City, Mexico July 5, 2018. The Coming U.S.-Mexico Blow-Up

On the eve of Mexico’s election, even before the National Electoral Institute called the results, President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations to the presumptive victor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador…

March 18, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ivory Coast Cocoa Nielsen: Ivory Coast Now Top Business Prospect in Africa

Nielsen’s “Africa’s Prospects: Macro Environment, Business, Consumer and Retail Outlook Indicators” of February 2016 rank orders sub-Saharan Africa’s nine leading markets. The list represents 71% of …

June 26, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Play The Future of U.S. Data Privacy After the GDPR The Future of U.S. Data Privacy After the GDPR

Panelists discuss implications of the GDPR for U.S. businesses and the future of federal privacy regulation in the United States.

April 27, 2018

United States
Play Jeh Johnson and Maria Teresa Kumar A Conversation With Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

This is the keynote session of the 2018 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs, a collaborative effort by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Access Pipeline, and the International…

September 12, 2017

Economics
Play World Economic Update World Economic Update

Experts discuss trends in the global economy. 

August 23, 2016

Military Operations
drone The Pentagon Plans for Autonomous Systems

Today, the Defense Science Board (DSB) released a long-awaited study, simply titled Autonomy. Since the late 1950s, the DSB has consistently been at the forefront of investigating and providing polic…

December 22, 2014

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Foreign Fighter Guest Post: Booking a Return Flight

Harry Oppenheimer is a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken on an international flavor as foreign fighte…

November 1, 2013

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: Drones, al-Shabaab in Somalia, and the NSA.

Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt, “As Security Deteriorates at Home, Iraqi Leader Arrived in U.S. Seeking Aid,” New York Times, October 31, 2013. Until now, Mr. Maliki was reluctant to openly ask …

February 15, 2007

Democratization
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in Africa

The process of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants features in most of Africa’s post-conflict reconstruction programs. Though DDR programs have improved, problem…

September 29, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Perceptions of U.S. Public Diplomacy

This publication is now archived. IntroductionOne of the most commonly heard questions after the events of September 11 was: “Why do they hate us?” Four years later, anti-Americanism, particularly in…