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January 13, 2022

Religion
CFR Welcomes Ebenezer Obadare as Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow for Africa Studies

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes Ebenezer Obadare to its David Rockefeller Studies Program as the Douglas Dillon senior fellow for Africa studies. At CFR, he will research and write on…

April 5, 2012

Americas
Combating Crime Critical to Securing Central America’s Fragile Democracies, Says CFR Report

"Flanked by the coca-producing countries of the Andes and the world’s leading consumer of illegal drugs—the United States—Central America is a strategic choke point for illicit trade," writes Michael…

April 3, 2007

Nigeria
Nigeria’s April Elections Will Alter Trajectory of Democracy in Nigeria and Africa, Says CFR Report

“For policymakers everywhere, Nigeria should be the central African question. No country’s fate is so decisive for the continent. No other country across a range of issues has the power so thoroughly…

June 2, 2016

South Africa
Despite Setbacks, South Africa’s Democratic Future Is Bright, Says John Campbell in New Book

John Campbell argues in Morning in South Africa that despite South Africa’s currentpolitical and economic malaise, there are grounds for optimism about the country’sdemocratic future. 

December 2, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Council Task Force Urges New Approach Toward Africa

“Year of Africa” Provides Opportunity to Go Beyond Feel-Good HumanitarianismDecember 4, 2005—2005 was the “year of Africa,” with world summits and rock stars focused on the plight of the continent. B…

October 6, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Council Announces New Chair in Middle East and Africa Studies

Eni S.p.A. has made a $5 million commitment to establish a permanently endowed chair in Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). This chair has been named in honor of…

June 2, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
Council Special Report Calls For Tighter G8-Africa Link

June 3, 2004 - As host of the G8 Summit, the United States must take steps to assure that the partnership developed between the G8 and Africa over the past three years is not downgraded at this June’…

July 6, 2022

Saudi Arabia
CFR Report Outlines a New U.S. Strategic Compact With Saudi Arabia

As President Joe Biden prepares for his mid-July trip to Saudi Arabia, “the time has come for the United States and Saudi Arabia to secure the future of their relationship by attempting to achieve a …

January 17, 2003

United States
Princeton N. Lyman Named First Holder of Ralph Bunche Africa Policy Studies Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations

New York, January 14, 2003 – Former Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman will be the first holder of the Ralph Bunche endowed chair in Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Council Pres…

January 8, 2003

Central Africa
Council Establishes First Endowed Chair in Africa Policy Studies at Any U.S. Think Tank or Public Policy School

New York, January 7, 2003 - The Council on Foreign Relations has established an endowed chair in Africa Policy Studies, Council President Leslie H. Gelb announced today. The chair holder will bring t…