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Apr 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabweans hold placards during a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government in Harare, Zimbabwe. Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

Mar 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
How Conflict Drives Hunger in Africa, Yemen

Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in those countries, says World Food Program Chief Economi…

Feb 10, 2017

United States
The Legal Fight Over Trump’s Authority

The battle over the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration raises weighty constitutional questions involving presidential power and the judiciary’s role in national security, explains …

Feb 6, 2017

United States
Iraqi members of the ethnic Yazidi minority flee violence at the hands of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. How Does the U.S. Refugee System Work?

The United States has long accepted refugees from around the world, but President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration has sparked debate over the national security implications of the U…

Jan 30, 2017

United States
President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, DC. Can Trump Carry Out His Foreign Policy Promises?

President Donald J. Trump has wide latitude to enact the sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy that he has promised, but his executive authority is constrained by congressional legislation, treaty …

Jan 11, 2017

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A supporter rallying for a peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC stands under a banner reading "for peace" during a march in Bogota. Colombia’s Civil Conflict

The Colombian government and FARC rebels have signed a historic peace agreement that charts a path to sustainable peace after decades of civil war.

Feb 3, 2017

Cuba
U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands at the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City. U.S.-Cuba Relations

Relations between the two Cold War foes have warmed dramatically over the last several years, but some fear the détente may stall during the Trump administration.

Mar 27, 2017

SEAL Plane Jump Hacking Defense and Diplomacy in Silicon Valley

Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book, The Fuzzy and the Techie (Houghton Mifflin), comes out in April. You can follow him @scottehar…

Jul 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…

Feb 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…