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September 29, 2017

Spain
Can Catalonia Split With Spain?

Spain’s effort to block Catalonia’s referendum on independence may push more Catalan voters to support it.

Students demonstrate with Catalan separatist flags in Barcelona.

October 20, 2009

Sudan
Seeking a New Path to Stability in Sudan, and Africa

Johnnie Carson, the top State department official on Africa, says new policy on Sudan stresses the need for progress on Darfur, the North-South peace agreement and anti-terror efforts.

August 12, 2009

United States
The Future of U.S. Climate Policy

Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, says U.S. domestic climate legislation might pass in 2010, after Congress deals with health care reform. But a global climate ag…

August 12, 2009

Food and Water Security
Obama’s Food Security Initiative in Africa

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says President Barack Obama’s agriculture development and food security initiative holds promise, but it must focus on how to assist women, who are responsible for th…

June 8, 2009

Kenya
Prime Minister Says Kenyan Politics ’Are Not Ethnic’

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga says he is committed to carrying through political reforms despite lagging progress and concerns the country is devolving deeper into ethnic-based politics.

April 22, 2009

Elections and Voting
South Africa’s Democratic Dilemma

CFR’s Princeton Lyman says deep economic challenges confront South Africa’s presumed next president, Jacob Zuma, but there are also opportunities for improved U.S. ties.

April 14, 2009

Somalia
The United States Should Avoid ’Grand Schemes’ in Somalia

CFR’s Bronwyn Bruton says the United States will not be able to end piracy in Somalia by using force and should take a modest approach that avoids grand schemes to reconstruct the government.

March 27, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa Needs Governance and Globalization

Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese businessman who promotes good governance and entrepreneurship in Africa, says foreign investors, whether they are corporations, funds, or donor nations, must take the lead in b…

October 17, 2008

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa and the Global Financial Crisis

Shantayanan Devarajan, chief economist of the World Bank’s Africa region, discusses how Africa will be affected by the global financial crisis.

June 25, 2008

Development
Five Steps to Sustainable Governance in Africa

Paul Collier, an economist and author of The Bottom Billion, discusses five steps to sustainable resource management in Africa.