October 18, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy.
October 2, 2019Tanzania
On September 8, a woman in her mid-thirties died in Tanzania of apparently Ebola-like symptoms. Tanzanian health officials conducted an autopsy, but ruled that Ebola was not the cause of death. The p…
September 24, 2019Donald Trump
Though Trump’s tone was solemn and even-keeled, the overall thrust of his UN General Assembly speech was of transactional nationalism, emphasizing the importance of pursuing national interests and co…
April 23, 2018Cybersecurity
An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period of January 1 to March 31, 2018.
May 9, 2019Sudan
While the Sudanese military expelled President Omar al-Bashir from office, the people of Sudan are ultimately responsible for toppling his regime, and the leaders of the protest movement have promised not to let up until civilian rule is secured. They well know that any persistence of military control represents a continuation of the Bashir regime, and in particular, the Arabic-speaking population’s monopoly of power.
September 14, 2016South Sudan
South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal.