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February 3, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Apartheid Killer to Be Paroled in South Africa

Through the use of death squads many apartheid defenders conducted a dirty war against those whom they perceived as threatening the regime. Victims were of all races, and included Chris Hani, who was…

Eugene De Kock

September 23, 2014

Climate Change
A Dispatch from the People’s Climate March

The People’s Climate March, which drew a reported three hundred thousand people to the New York streets on Sunday, deserves much of the applause and attention it’s attracted. No one who attended the …

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March 24, 2014

Global
Crimea, China, and the Challenges of Risk Management

In the first session of CFR's symposium on Risk and Strategy for the Changing World, CFR President Richard N. Haass and Lawrence Freedman of King's College London discuss the changing perceptions of …

March 24, 2014

Global
Crimea, China, and the Challenges of Risk Management

In the opening session of CFR's Risk and Strategy for the Changing World symposium, CFR President Richard N. Haass and Lawrence D. Freedman of King's College London discuss the changing perceptions o…

February 24, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: War, Denial, and Corruption

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

Nigeria War & Denial

April 11, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: Secretary of State Dean Acheson

Many secretaries of state have written memoirs. George Shultz penned Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State. James Baker wrote The Politics of Diplomacy: Revolution, War and Peace, 1989–…

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March 5, 2012

Russia
Hello (Welcome Back): Vladimir Putin, Russian President

He’s baaaaaccck! Vladimir Putin, who stepped down in 2008 as Russia’s president after serving two terms, won yesterday’s Russian presidential election going away. He captured a reported 64 percent of…

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March 2, 2012

Russia
Russia Update

Related Readings: Why the Russian Protests Matter

December 13, 2011

Fossil Fuels
The Global Energy Landscape

ROBERT RUBIN: I am Bob Rubin, co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and I welcome you to this evening's meeting, The Global Energy Landscape. This discussion will be the first in a series…

December 13, 2011

Fossil Fuels
The Global Energy Landscape

This meeting is the first in a series of global partnership meetings with the Financial Times.