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June 7, 2011

International Organizations
The Trials of International Tribunals

Munira Salihovic poses with picture of her three sons and husband, who were killed during the Srebrenica massacre. (Dado Ruvic/Courtesy Reuters) Champions of international justice have been heartene…

Munira Salihovic poses with picture of her three sons and husband, who were killed during the Srebrenica massacre.

October 21, 2011

Regional Organizations
Guest Post: AU Failure in Libya? Maybe Not

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (L) talk during the African Union (AU) Summit in Uganda's capital Kampala July 27, 2010. (Benedicte Desrus/Courtesy Reuter…

Guest Post: AU Failure in Libya? Maybe Not

September 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (R) attend the ninth Inauguration of the General Synod at Westminster Abbey, as the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (L) and the Archbishop of …

Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe

October 13, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Prize for Governance and the Ibrahim Index

Sudanese-born telecommunications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim addresses participants during the launch of the 2008 Ibrahim Index of African Governance in Addis Ababa, October 6, 2008. (Irada Humbatova/Cou…

Mo Ibrahim Prize for Governance and the Ibrahim Index

March 9, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Politics of Iran War Fever

Above the Fold. President Obama used his speech to the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee last Sunday and his White House press conference to take his critics to task f…

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April 27, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Exorcising the Resource Curse: Some Innovative Ideas

Among the many frustrations in development, perhaps none looms larger than the “resource curse.” Perversely, the worst development outcomes—measured in poverty, inequality, and deprivation—are often …

A man samples crude oil at the bank of a polluted river in Bidere community in Ogoniland in Nigeria's delta region

February 17, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Food Insecurity: West Africa’s Turn

Last year, international attention was riveted by the near humanitarian disaster in the Horn and East Africa caused by prolonged drought. Relevant UN agencies and NGOs were able to mobilize the neces…

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April 16, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mali Half-way to a Solution?

President Amadou Toure agreed to step down as president, clearing the way for the vice president to become chief of state. The military in turn agreed to the restoration of constitutional government…

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May 27, 2012

Military Operations
Guest Post: Remember Our Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend

This is a guest post by CFR military fellow, Colonel Chad T. Manske, U.S. Air Force. This weekend is a time to honor and reflect on the sacrifices of our veterans, particular those who made the ulti…

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June 15, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Public Opinion, and Pakistan’s Complicity

Pew Research Center, “Drone Strikes Widely Opposed: Global Opinion of Obama Slips, International Policies Faulted,” June 13, 2012. (3PA: For my reaction to the poll numbers on international opinion …

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