July 3, 2013
President Obama laid out a notable agenda for Africa on his recent visit, refocusing U.S. attention on a continent many critics feel the White House has neglected, says CFR’s John Campbell.
June 24, 2013
President Obama’s weeklong visit to three African countries should reinforce trade and political ties and address some sentiments that the continent has been overlooked by the White House, writes CFR…
May 31, 2013
In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions, Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes Indonesia’s political, security, and economic achievements si…
May 15, 2013
A state of emergency in Nigeria’s northeast signals that Islamist violence and the government’s brutal response have rendered the region ungovernable, says CFR’s John Campbell.
May 6, 2013
Nawaz Sharif appears poised to return as Pakistan’s prime minister, which would create new challenges for the country’s already fractious politics and add strains to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, w…
April 9, 2013
Myanmar’s emergence from military rule has also spawned some of the worst ethnic and religious violence in decades and fear of prolonged civil conflict, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.
October 1, 2012
The miners’ strike reveals the growing frustration over the political bargain that ended apartheid but did little to ease systematic economic inequalities, writes CFR’s John Campbell.
October 21, 2011
Tunisians triggered the first of the Arab world upheavals, but can they sustain support for democratic changes? CFR’s Victoria Taylor says the elections for a constitutional assembly will test Tunisi…
September 22, 2011
The 2011 high-level UN meeting on non-communicable diseases fell far short of the major funding and targets agreed to at a similar meeting on HIV/AIDS a decade ago, which CFR’s Thomas Bollyky says in…
July 20, 2011
Scaling back the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan will yield a peace dividend, but only when Social Security and Medicare spending are controlled will the U.S. be able to refocus on domestic priorities…