January 10, 2019Ethiopia
He recalls the popular challenge now underway against Omar al-Bashir’s rule in Sudan; the deaths of Kofi Annan, the first African secretary General of UN, and Winnie Mandela, a flawed leader of the South African liberation movement; the highly positive emergence of the reform-minded Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister; and the international attention to Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, who won a Nobel Peace prize for his work with rape victims.
January 14, 2019United States
The president's push to "build the wall" fails to grasp the role of modern technology in policing U.S. borders.
March 21, 2006Liberia
Fondly called the “Iron Lady” by her supporters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has, throughout her 30-year career as a stateswoman, political prisoner, and Liberian national demonstrated her iron will and de…
January 2, 2019Elections and Voting
A look back at election security in 2018.
April 27, 2018United States
This is the keynote session of the 2018 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs, a collaborative effort by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Access Pipeline, and the International…
October 23, 2018Human Rights
A UN working group is drafting a new treaty that could make social media companies liable for content hosted on their platforms that infringe international human rights law.
January 11, 2019South Africa
There is mismatch between what the government asks and expects South African National Defense Forces (SANDF) to do and the money allocated to carry out its missions. The SANDF budget declined again for this fiscal year and stands at only around 1 percent of GDP. (By contrast, the budget for education is just under 5 percent of GDP.)