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June 25, 2009

Political History and Theory
America Between the Wars

Teaching Notes on America Between the Wars by CFR Senior Fellow James M. Goldgeier and co-author Derek H. Chollet.

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November 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Reminder that South Africa’s Ruling Party is Multiracial

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom appears to have been the initiator of the African National Congress’s (ANC) November 27-29 in-house debate over whether to recall Jacob Zuma as party leader. (Zuma s…

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November 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Wounded President Zuma Survives

Over the weekend of November 27, Jacob Zuma faced his greatest political challenge to date, a vote of ‘no-confidence’ from within his own party, the African National Congress (ANC). He had previously…

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April 3, 2015

Trade
The U.S. Trade Deficit: Is It a Problem, or Not?

The United States has run a trade deficit with the rest of the world every year for the past 40 years. With the U.S. debate heating up over the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we will be hea…

September 28, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Who Will Speak Up for Lebanon?

Lebanon’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity were for decades violated by Syria, during the years of Syrian occupation: 1976 to 2005. After the occupation ended, the Assad regime in Syria cont…

January 30, 2018

Trade
The View on Trade: From Federal to State Levels

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) discusses the future of international trade policy, the next steps he would like to pursue for the state of California, and his perspective on the role of states in…

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October 11, 2011

Human Rights
Progress in Burma

The military dictatorship in Burma has long been one of the world’s most oppressive. Efforts to bring some thaw, even a slight political opening, were repeatedly made during the Bush Administration a…

December 6, 2017

United States
A Conversation with Richard Burr

This is the keynote session of the Hacked Elections, Online Influence Operations, and the Threat to Democracy symposium. 

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April 22, 2016

Myanmar
Myanmar’s New Government: The Challenges Ahead

Priscilla A. Clapp, former U.S. chief of mission to Myanmar (1999-2002), and Derek J. Mitchell, former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar (2012-2016), discussed the country's new government and the challenge…

August 16, 2016

Health
Podcast: An Assessment of Former WHO Director-Generals and Previous Rounds of Director-General Elections

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Since 1948, seven individuals have served as the WHO director-gener…

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