June 25, 2019Nigeria
Nigeria and South Africa have been the two African countries of greatest strategic importance to the United States. They are the two largest economies on the continent, and a major venue for U.S. investment. Historically, the United States and Nigeria have cooperated on African issues of mutual concern.
June 14, 2019Nigeria
On June 4, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) elected Ambassador Tijani Muhammad-Bande its president for the 2019–2020 term. The presidency rotates between representatives of the five regional groups in …
April 29, 2013Europe and Eurasia
Benn’s new book The Battle of Bretton Woods has been called “the gold standard on its topic” by the New York Times, “a triumph of economic and diplomatic history” by the Financial Times, and “a su…
October 1, 2019Australia
The newest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Charles Edel and John Lee, fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, to talk about the future of the U.S…
January 18, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
Seventy-eight former U.S. ambassadors to African countries (including me) have signed a public letter to the president asking him to "reassess" his views on Africa and its citizens.
November 20, 2019Guinea
The small West African country of Guinea has become the latest in sub-Saharan Africa threatened by third termism. President Alpha Condé’s second term ends in 2020, and the current constitution prevents him from seeking a third. So, last month, the eighty-one-year-old set to work drafting a new constitution, one that could allow him to remain in office indefinitely.
September 13, 2019United States
Diplomacy could well come to occupy center stage for a president who relishes summitry.