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May 20, 2011

South Africa
South Africa’s Municipal Elections: Initial Impressions

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille casts her vote during the South African municipal elections in Cape Town May 18, 2011. (Sumaya Hisham/Courtesy Reuters) While formal results are not expec…

South Africa’s Municipal Elections: Initial Impressions

November 1, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria

Children paddle a canoe near an oil well head in Odidi near Okerenkoko in the creeks of the volatile oil rich Niger delta in Nigeria February 2, 2006. (George Esiri/Courtesy Reuters) Over the last w…

Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria

June 1, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: This Week in Drones, Yemen, and Hollywood

Alexandra Gibb and Cameron Tulk, “A Drone Field Guide,” Canadian International Council, May 31, 2012. Ashton B. Carter, Speech to the American Enterprise Institute, May 30, 2012. Q: Since 9/11, as …

Yemen protesters

May 1, 2013

International Organizations
Beyond Bin Laden: Grading Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Coauthored with Alexandra Kerr, program coordinator in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. On May 2, 2011, the American people celebrated the news that Osama bin Laden, mas…

sand sculpture of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on a beach in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Orissa

August 15, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Governing the Resource Curse: Advancing Transparency

Below is a guest post by Alexandra Kerr, program coordinator in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Ahead of the G8 summit this June, economist Paul Collier remarked that “…

Smoke rises after a blast in a quarry at the Ariab mine

September 30, 2013

Oceans and Seas
The Fifth IPCC Report: Humans are to blame. It’s science.

Below is a guest post by Alexandra Kerr, program coordinator in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Today the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released i…

Recent NASA's Aqua satellite image of Arctic sea ice

June 23, 2014

Oceans and Seas
‘Our Ocean’ Summit: Stemming the Tide of Ocean Degradation

Below is a guest post by Alexandra Kerr, program coordinator in the International Institutions and Global Governance Program. There is no marvel that rivals the ocean or the life teaming within its …

Our Ocean Summit

May 15, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: What Does "Service Delivery" Really Mean?

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

Protesters take part in a service delivery protest in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, February 5, 2014.

December 12, 2014

International Organizations
No Blue, No Green: Climate Change and the Fate of the Oceans

Coauthored with Alexandra Kerr, assistant director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Extreme fluctuations in the global environment…

A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is pictured in Palawan Province, west of Manila.

September 5, 2014

Weekend Reading: What Caused ISIS, PKK Women on the State of their World, and Meet PM Davutoglu

Peter Harling explores the rise of ISIS in Le Monde Diplomatique (English). Alexandra Valiente’s two-part interview with representatives from the PKK’s Party of Women’s Liberation. Burak Bekdil tak…

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