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September 7, 2018

Russia
Putin Is Sneaking Up on Europe From the South

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on August 31, 2018. The first big battles between the U.S. military and the Wehrmacht during World War II were not actually in Europ…

Vladimir Putin at Navy Day with Defense Minister and Admiral

September 6, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know

Teaching Notes for Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know, written by John Campbell, in which he provides an accessible, one-of-a-kind overview of Nigeria.

Teaching Notes for Nigeria by John Campbell and Matthew T. Page

November 4, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Review of Stephen Ellis’ "This Present Darkness"

This is a guest post by Tyler Lycan. Tyler is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program, he recently obtained his Masters in International Security Studies from the Univer…

stephen-ellis-book

April 26, 2018

France
Emmanuel Macron and the Franco-American Ties That Bind

In an indirect rebuke to Trump, French President Macron staunchly defended multilateral cooperation as the only answer to the world’s ills in his congressional address, underscoring why France remain…

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. on April 25, 2018.

April 2, 2018

China
“China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World”: A Review

Hunter Marston is a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution, where he works in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and for The India Project. You can follow him on Twitter @hmarsto…

Nairobi terminus_6.1.2017

September 21, 2017

Brexit
Renewing the Special Relationship in a Lonely World Isn’t the Way Forward

Coauthored with James Resnick, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. There is a common—and understandable—comparison ma…

U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.

September 7, 2017

International Organizations
The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

United Nations Security Council

June 26, 2018

Technology and Innovation
The Future of U.S. Data Privacy After the GDPR

Panelists discuss implications of the GDPR for U.S. businesses and the future of federal privacy regulation in the United States.

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June 18, 2013

United Kingdom
TWE Remembers: Winston Churchill’s “Finest Hour” Speech

One for all and all for one. That simple principle underlies all alliances. But what happens when the all dwindles and the one ends up alone? That’s the position Britain found itself in the late spri…

Churchill

June 4, 2013

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: Dunkirk, Operation Dynamo, and Churchill’s “Never Surrender” Speech

Epic defeats are usually the source of national shame and humiliation. But not always. Sometimes defeat reveals character and gives a leader a chance to inspire a nation. Such was the case on June 4,…

A flotilla of "Little Ships" sails from Britain to Dunkirk to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation (Dean Nixon/MOD/Crown Copyright/Courtesy Reuters).