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March 18, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
AGOA: The U.S.-Africa Trade Program

AGOA is the cornerstone of the U.S.-Africa trade relationship, but declining support has called the program’s value into question.

A worker wearing a dust mask sews at an export processing zone factory in Athi River, Kenya.

June 29, 2022

Immigration and Migration
Uproar Over Britain’s Rwanda Asylum Plan Overlooks Nagging Issues in Illegal Migration

Support for immigration in the West must be balanced with concern about governance in African countries. 

Britain's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, gestures with a confused look to government officials.

December 22, 2021

COVID-19
What Is the Defense Production Act?

Presidents Trump and Biden have turned to the Defense Production Act to procure critical medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. What does the law do?

January 13, 2022

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
Understanding the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, will discuss the provisions in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and implications for infrastructure projects at the stat…

Play Low water levels due to drought are seen in the Hoover Dam reservoir of Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

March 24, 2022

Cybersecurity
The Opportunities and Challenges of Military Cyber Exercises

Cyber exercises have become an increasingly prominent tool in training and demonstrating capability. They offer both benefits and challenges to military planners.

A group of cybersecurity personnel sit facing each other at a row of laptops.

February 17, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
What is the African Growth and Opportunity Act?

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. This article was originally published on SSA Frontiers.  On May 18, 2000, Congr…

AGOA Post

June 13, 2022

United States
Time for the United States to Lead on Both the WTO and the Environment

Fisheries talks this week offer a big opportunity  

The WTO Logo Pictured in Geneva

March 3, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Analyzing the Russia-Ukraine Conflict from an African Standpoint

How will African countries react to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and what diplomatic fissures are likely to be opened by the conflict as it drags on? The tone for this appears to have been set by the rousing speech in defense of national sovereignty by Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Martin Kimani. Invoking historical parallels, Kimani pulled no punches in decrying Russian aggression and rejecting “irredentism and expansionism on any basis, including racial, ethnic, religious or cultural factors.”

Vladimir Putin is shaking the South African president's hand while surrounded by other African leaders all wearing formal attire.

November 20, 2008

Trade
The African Growth and Opportunity Act

The African Growth and Opportunity Act has boosted U.S.-Africa trade and is viewed favorably by economists. But experts say African states must build trade capacity to benefit fully.

June 24, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Abortion Law: Global Comparisons

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for almost fifty years. How does regulation of abortion in the United States compare to that in th…

People hold signs in favor of abortion rights.