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June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Podcast: Scene Setter for Planned December Election in Congo

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

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June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Scene Setter for Planned December Election in DRC

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

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June 4, 2018

United States
The Trump Era Can't End Soon Enough

President Trump has abandoned previous U.S. administrations' respect for the rules-based order.

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November 16, 2016

United States
Is Reconciling the EU and U.S. Privacy Regimes Possible?

Experts present views on privacy in the European Union and the United States and identify areas of agreement and potential cooperation.

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March 11, 2015

United States
Bridging U.S. Environmental and Foreign Policy

Gina McCarthy discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to work with other nations to improve international climate policy and increase global environmental sustainability.

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March 11, 2015

United States
A Conversation With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy

Administrator McCarthy discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to work with other nations to craft international climate policy and improve global environmental sustainability.

December 4, 2013

Israel
A Conversation About Israel

Israeli columnist Ari Shavit just came out with a new book, My Promised Land, that is receiving tremendous media attention in the United States. I joined Ari and David Remnick, editor of The New York…

June 14, 2013

Iran
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Conceived as principal defenders of the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has evolved into a vast institution with political, economic, and military power.

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps mark the anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

February 13, 2013

United States
Future of U.S. Defense Spending

GIDEON ROSE: Hi, everybody. Gideon Rose here, editor of Foreign Affairs. We'll get right to it. We have a great opportunity today. Andy Krepinevich, the head of the Center for Strategic and Budgeta…

February 4, 2013

Cuba
Another Phony Election in Cuba

Democracy may be spreading in large parts of the world and with it genuine, contested elections--but not in Cuba. Cubans "voted" again yesterday for the Cuban "National Assembly," if one uses such t…