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October 29, 2019

Climate Change
The President's Inbox: The Coming Climate Disruption with Alice Hill

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Alice Hill, CFR’s senior fellow for climate change policy, to talk about the coming climate disruption. Alice is the coauthor of B…

Firefighters battle a wildfire north of Los Angeles on October 25.

January 25, 2022

Burkina Faso
Coup in Burkina Faso Bodes Ill for Stability in West Africa

After President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso was overthrown in a military coup, both the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) condemned what they have insisted is an “attempted coup” and reminded the Burkinabe military of its constitutional role of defending and upholding the constitution.

A group of military personnel wearing camouflage give an announcement on broadcast television.

November 30, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

September 12, 2019

Women and Economic Growth
Fighting HIV in Young Women Through Economic Empowerment

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is authored by Lanice C. Williams…

Women weave polythene baskets at a community-based organisation in the Kibera slum of Nairobi that empowers women living with HIV/AIDS.

July 11, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Young Jews and Israel

The past year has seen a long debate about whether young American Jews are becoming alienated from Israel. This assertion was the central argument in an article and then a book by Peter Beinart, who …

February 27, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Algeria, Young and Old

The median age of the Algerian population is 27 years, and 46 percent of the population is under the age of 24. But its president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is 76 years old, and is now set to take anothe…

January 18, 2022

Nigeria
Twitter Ban Shows Limits of State Power in Nigeria

Last week’s announcement by Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, the director general of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), that the government had reversed its Twitter ban after seven months has gone virtually unnoticed. If the Buhari government expected Twitter users and small businesses hurt by the original ban to be falling over themselves in gratitude, all it got was something bordering on a collective shrug of the shoulders.

A headline from The Guardian Nigeria reads "FG lifts Twitter ban after 222 days, N546.5b economic losses."

October 2, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Where have all the young men gone?

This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow, an Africa watcher, following politics and economic currents across the continent. He works at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. I r…

Gambia Migrants

October 5, 2012

Asia
Why Young Democracies Fear YouTube

In the Washington Post  yesterday, Craig Timberg and Paula Moura described the recent jailing of a top Google executive in Brazil, and explored the broader trend of so-called democracies’ attempts to…

A man looks at YouTube at an Internet cafe in Yangon, Myanmar.

August 19, 2011

Yemen
Weekend Reading: Young Yemenis, Liberation in Libya?, and Judging Egypt’s Judiciary

Man reads Koran beside shelf stacked with them at Masjid Al Kabir, also known as Grand Mosque, during Ramadan in old city of Sanaa (Jumana El-Heloueh/Courtesy Reuters) Tik Root, on Al Jazeera, disc…

Weekend Reading: Young Yemenis, Liberation in Libya?, and Judging Egypt’s Judiciary