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September 18, 2019

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 72nd Birthday Today

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 …

U.S. Air Force

February 22, 2019

Nigeria
Nigerian Police Asked to Fend for Themselves During Election Delay

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. 

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October 25, 2018

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q3 2018

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between July and September 2018.

Cyber ops tracker

October 19, 2018

Afghanistan
Global Conflict This Week: Elections Delayed in Kandahar Province

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Afghan policeman guards checkpoint, Kabul.

July 13, 2016

Israel
Israel, Secrecy, and American Meddling

The Israeli Knesset has just passed a law requiring that NGOs who receive more than half their budget from foreign governments and organizations state this publicly. A clamor has arisen, with critics…

February 20, 2015

Cuba
The CODELs That Bowed to Castro

Recently I wrote here about how Secretary of State Kerry absorbed the shouting and screaming of the Iranian negotiator in the nuclear talks, apparently without any objection. But it seems Kerry is no…

October 18, 2012

Development
Question of the Week: The Millennium Development Goals Part II

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 …

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August 2, 2016

Politics and Government
The Kimani Murders and the Future of Police Accountability in Kenya

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…

Kenya Police

November 13, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Burundi’s Political Divide

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. You can follow he…

Burundi President

September 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Conduct of Kenyan Security Forces a Cause for Concern in Fight Against Al-Shabaab

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…

Kenyan Security Protests