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January 29, 2019

Brazil
Misinformation is a Threat to Democracy in the Developing World

Online misinformation is a problem for democracies worldwide, but we should worry about how misinformation will change democracies in the developing world.

A man checks his mobile phone as a woman riding a bike passes next to a big Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 28, 2018.

November 28, 2018

France
Macron Leads Renewed Calls for Return of Looted African Artifacts

A report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron recommends that France should return to Africa art and artifacts held in French cultural institutions. France will return twenty-six artifacts to Benin. Discussions organized in the Netherlands by the Benin Dialogue Group (BDG), comprising representatives of European museums with significant African collections and Nigeria, produced an agreement to loan artifacts back to Nigeria within three years.

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August 22, 2018

Digital Policy
The Link Between More Internet Access and Frequent Internet Shutdowns

You might think that the country with the most internet shutdowns is an authoritarian dictatorship in the mold of Belarus. You would be wrong. 

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July 10, 2018

Europe
Brexit: A Conversation With Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier discusses the state of the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, what is at stake, and what needs to be achieved by the 2019 deadline.

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November 1, 2017

United States
VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for the VICE Special Report from HBO based on the book A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard Haass.

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July 20, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Invading Syria, Arming Yemen, and Military Dogs

Government Accountability Office, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Use in the National Airspace and the Role of the Department of Homeland Security,” July 19, 2012. GAO’s ongoing work has identified seve…

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February 10, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Xi Jinping Visits President Obama at the White House

Above the Fold. The hot topic in Washington this weekend—assuming that the rumor of Kim Jong Un’s assassination is just that—is the upcoming Valentine’s Day meeting between President Obama and Xi Jin…

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November 28, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Is Foreign Policy a Problem for Ron Paul?

Ron Paul speaks during the Western Republican Leadership Conference  on October 19, 2011. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters) A common trope so far in campaign 2012 is the argument that Republicans have…

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas speaks during the Western Republican Leadership Conference at The Venetian hotel-casino in Nevada October 19, 2011. Picture taken October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

October 18, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Herman Cain on Foreign Policy

Presidential candidate Herman Cain in Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2011. (Phelan Ebenhack/courtesy Reuters) Now that Herman Cain has surged to the top of the polls, his foreign policy views are…

Presidential candidate Herman Cain in Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2011. (Phelan Ebenhack/courtesy Reuters)