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December 4, 2023

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.

September 15, 2023

Further Downhill for African Democracy Efforts

Democracy is decidedly worse for wear in Africa following a set of sham elections in Zimbabwe and Gabon, with few bright spots in the upcoming electoral calendar.  

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during his inauguration at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe on September 4, 2023.

July 18, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Lessons From a New Era of African Statecraft

African populations are eager for partners and reform in the international system, the United States should embrace change.

Standing in front of podiums, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (L) attends a press conference alongside Kenyan President William Ruto (R) at the State House in Nairobi on July 12, 2023.

March 14, 2023

European Union
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: The Dynamics of the European Union

Matthias Matthijs, senior fellow for Europe at CFR, discusses U.S.-EU relations and diplomacy in conversation with Mark D.W. Edington, bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Eur…

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November 30, 2023

The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Am…


November 13, 2023

Zimbabwe’s Electoral Aftermath

While Zimbabwe’s ruling party continues its campaign to quash opposition forces post-election, the Southern African Development Community takes a “business as usual” approach.

Holding a piece of paper, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa takes an oath of office during his inauguration at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe September 4, 2023.

February 3, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Beijing Olympics Begin, African Union Leaders Convene, and More

The Winter Olympics kick off in Beijing, the African Union (AU) holds its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the Whi…

Podcast Olympic rings are seen onto the Haituo Tower, a landmark structure for the Yanqing competition zone of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on January 25, 2022 in Beijing, China.