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October 4, 2018

Brazil
Brazil’s Election: What to Know

Brazil’s general election will be one of the biggest tests of its democracy in decades. Here’s a rundown of the candidates and issues to watch.

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December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

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May 12, 2017

Brazil
Will 2018 Bring a Mandate for Change in Brazil?

It has been a tough month in Brasilia. The release of the list of 98 senior politicians implicated in the Lava Jato investigation confirmed that corruption runs broad and deep across the political la…

President Michel Temer attends the presidential inauguration.

June 7, 2012

Economics
How a Stronger Democracy Will Check the PRI

Here is a piece that I wrote for ForeignAffairs.com on the upcoming Mexican elections and the prospects for the PRI. After voting the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) out of Los Pinos, Mexico…

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July 6, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guinea-Bissau: The Road Ahead

This is a guest post by Russell Hanks. Mr. Hanks is a national security professional and a retired diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. Guinea-Bissau has a new government, or not, only a few …

Guinea-Bissau

July 28, 2016

Brazil
Teetering at the Precipice: Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympics

Experts discuss Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, Brazil’s deepening economic recession, the Zika virus outbreak, and other issues facing Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olym…

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May 12, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa Moves Against Secretly-Owned Companies

The Tax Justice Network-Africa has issued a press release praising the South African government’s commitment to register and make public the “beneficial owners” of all companies incorporated in the c…

South Africa Corruption

October 14, 2015

Religion
The Roots of Religious Extremism

Jonathan Sacks discusses root causes of religious violence and the transformative power of interfaith understanding for resolving conflict.   

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September 12, 2014

North Korea
The U.S.-DPRK Hostage Stalemate

Note: This post was published prior to Matthew Miller’s trial. On Sunday, September 14, Miller was found guilty in North Korean court and sentenced to six years’ hard labor. North Korea has announce…

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