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December 12, 2016

Trade
Trumponomics: Can He Move Beyond Bluster to a Competitiveness Policy?

It was hard not to root for President-elect Donald Trump when he went to the Carrier air conditioning factory in Indianapolis to announce a deal to save about 800 jobs the company had planned to move…

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April 25, 2018

Cuba
Tightening the Screws on Cuba

Several weeks ago I wrote an "Expert Brief" for the Council on Foreign Relations titled "Time to Tighten the Screws on Cuba?" There I argued that the one-sided and unfortunate concessions the Obama a…

April 18, 2018

Cuba
What Is Cuba’s Post-Castro Future?

Miguel Diaz-Canel, set to replace Raul Castro as president of Cuba after sixty years of Castro rule, will be faced with the challenges of implementing economic reform and sidestepping regional isolat…

Cuba After the Castros

September 24, 2014

Obama and Civil Society: Does the President Mean What He Says?

President Obama gave a wonderful speech yesterday to the Clinton Global Initiative, about civil society. Here are some of the things he said: [P]romoting civil society that can surface issues and pu…

August 18, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Abubakar Shekau Is Back, If He Ever Left

Boko Haram warlord and public face, Abubakar Shekau, was last heard from in March, when he pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.  His silence since then led to speculation that he was de…

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June 27, 2017

South America
South America's Turn to Deadlock

Scholars of Latin America spent much of the first decade of this century discussing the causes and consequences of the region's turn to the left, under Venezuela's Chávez, Argentina's Kirchners, Braz…

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May 28, 2014

United States
Obama at West Point: He Likes Ike

Twelve years ago, having already decided on a course of war with Iraq, President George W. Bush traveled to the U.S. Military Academy on June 1, 2002, to announce a new doctrine of unilateral “preemp…

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March 27, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned: LBJ Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement on March 31, 1968, that he would not seek reelection, and discusses the damage that foreign policy can do to a presidency.

October 1, 2013

Nigeria
Boko Haram’s Shekau: He’s Back!

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn, an analyst of African Affairs for the Washington D.C.-based think tank, The Jamestown Foundation, and a contributor to the West Point CTC Sentinel. At least four …

A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno May 13, 2013.

October 1, 2015

Cybersecurity
Avoiding a Game of He Said, Xi Said in Cyberspace

Last Friday’s announcement that the Chinese government has agreed to stop stealing intellectual property from U.S. companies may mark a turning point in our efforts to change Chinese behavior in cybe…

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