September 18, 2019United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 72 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …
February 22, 2019Nigeria
Two days before Nigeria’s election postponement was announced, thousands of police officers travelled from their duty stations to field postings across the country to ensure the security of voters and sensitive election materials. A week later, officers remain in the field without stipends for food and accommodation.
October 25, 2018Cybersecurity
An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between July and September 2018.
October 19, 2018Afghanistan
Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.
October 18, 2012Development
How should the next set of global development goals be chosen? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and …
August 2, 2016Politics and Government
This is a guest post by Claire Wilmot, a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program. She is a master of global affairs graduate from the University of Toronto, where she curren…
September 23, 2015Sub-Saharan Africa
This is a guest post by Claire Wilmot, a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program. She is a master of global affairs candidate at the University of Toronto. In a report titl…