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April 7, 2011

Libya
Blair on Libya: We Must Be Players, Not Spectators

Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Quartet Representative to the Middle East, discusses the role of international governments in promoting democracy in the Middle East with…

June 13, 2013

Education
Emerging Voices: Blair Glencorse on Higher Education in Nepal

Emerging Voices features regular contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Blair Glencorse, exe…

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February 9, 2009

Intelligence
Dennis C. Blair, Director of National Intelligence

Retired Adm. Dennis C. Blair, President Obama’s director of national intelligence, is a former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command with long military experience.

July 31, 2013

Cybersecurity
Blair Rapalyea: Brazil, Internet Freedom, and Foreign Surveillance

Several previous posts have covered China’s reaction to PRISM, the NSA’s surveillance program revealed by Edward Snowden. While Brazil usually falls outside of Asia Unbound’s coverage, this guest pos…

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff reacts during a meeting of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on February 6, 2013. (Ueslei Marcelino/Courtesy Reuters)

October 23, 2019

Europe
The President's Inbox: The "Do-or-Die" Brexit Deal with Sebastian Mallaby

This week’s episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Sebastian Mallaby, CFR’s Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics, to discuss the deal that British Prime Minist…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson argues for his Brexit deal in the House of Commons on October 19.

September 5, 2019

News Release
CFR Welcomes Two New Fellows on Climate Change and Europe

September 5, 2019—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes two new fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program: Alice C. Hill and Matthias Matthijs. Alice C. Hill joins as senior fello…

December 4, 2013

South Africa
Former President Mbeki Claims Former Prime Minister Blair Pressured Him to Invade Zimbabwe

In a recent al-Jazeera broadcast, former president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki claimed that then United Kingdom prime minister Tony Blair pressured him to cooperate on joint British–South African mil…

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September 22, 2016

Global
Education, Extremism, and Global Leadership: A Conversation with Tony Blair and Irina Bokova

Tony Blair and Irina Bokova discuss the role of education and civil society in preventing global extremism and raising awareness among governments.

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June 13, 2019

Boko Haram
New Audio Offers Potential Window Into ISWA Decision-Making

Abdulbasit Kassim, leading Boko Haram scholar, recently discovered a thirty-eight-minute recording of a purported Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) communique. I translated it from the original Kanuri. It provides a particular version and explanation of ISWA's immediate history, and sheds light on why the group executed Mamman Nur, one of the Boko Haram’s founding fathers and an influential ideologue, its internal decision-making, and ISWA’s relationship with the Islamic State (IS). It is not clear, however, the extent to which what is described in the audio is true to what actually happened. 

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March 30, 2006

Indonesia
Peace in Papua

Overview For four decades Papuans have struggled, sometimes violently, over their integration into Indonesia. Yet recent events in Indonesia have created an opportunity to make progress on reso…