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January 22, 2018

NAFTA
NAFTA Flags NAFTA, China, and the WTO: End of the Beginning, or Beginning of the End?

The next few weeks could be the most consequential for global trade since the final negotiations in December of 1993 that led to the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Depending on the o…

October 12, 2017

Nigeria
Boko-Haram-Prisoner-Trial-Nigeria Detainees Suspected of Ties to Boko Haram Begin Secret Trials

The Nigerian security services have imprisoned thousands of people suspected of being tied to Boko Haram. The detentions began in earnest in 2011 and accelerated up until 2015, after which they appea…

August 14, 2017

Trade
A truck carrying logs heads toward the Canada border. Reuters. Renegotiating NAFTA: Let the Games Begin

The North American Free Trade Agreement was the first in U.S. history to slash trade barriers between a wealthy country and a much poorer one. This week, the NAFTA will mark another first when offici…

November 21, 2017

United States
Westmoreland TWE Remembers: General Westmoreland Says the “End Begins to Come Into View” in Vietnam

Never overpromise and under deliver. General William Westmoreland should have followed that advice when he addressed the National Press Club fifty years ago today. Instead, the commanding general of …

June 30, 2017

South Africa
ANC-South-Africa-Party-Zuma-Conference South Africa's ANC Policy Conference Begins

With almost two-thirds of the seats in parliament, the African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa’s ruling party. Under the country’s system of proportional representation, the party elects the …

February 23, 2018

Russia
Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/Reuters Cold War II

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. The United States and its partners have a large stake in greater Russian restraint while Vladimir Puti…

February 22, 2018

Food and Water Security
Dry Cape Town dam Why Is Cape Town Drying Up?

A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.

February 21, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Ramaphosa-SONA-Zuma Renewing U.S.-South Africa Relations Under President Ramaphosa

His forthright remarks represent a paradigm shift in that country’s governance and governing principles and provides an opportunity for the United States to reengage with a strategic ally after nearly two decades of eroding relations.

February 20, 2018

India
Workers install photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village, in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat, India, April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave Still Shining? Our Third Annual Review on Solar Scale-up in India

This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…

October 18, 2017

Myanmar
Min Aung Hlaing_3.30.2016 The World is Beginning to Condemn the Myanmar Armed Forces—But Was Wooing Them Up to Now

At the United Nations last month, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called for a tough international response to alleged atrocities against Rohingya by security forces in Myanmar’s western Rakhin…