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February 4, 2019

United States
Campaign 2020: John Delaney, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2020 presidential campaign, that person is John Delaney. He’s certainly no Johnny-come-lately to the race. He declared his candidacy back on July 28, 201…

John Delaney 2020

June 12, 2018

South Africa
U.S. and Foreign Governments Should Be Skeptical of AfriForum's Lobbying

AfriForum, a self-described Afrikaner rights group, has positioned itself as an especially vocal critic of land expropriation, which the group views as an existential threat to white South Africans. In their campaign against expropriation without compensation, AfriForum has launched appeals abroad, raising the specter of the murder of white farmers and stoking fears of “white genocide” among American, European, and Australian leaders and media outlets. 

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November 29, 2017

China
To Make China’s Female Entrepreneurs Count, Let’s Go Beyond Just Counting Them

Natalie Au is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week, the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit began in Hyderabad, India, focusing on the theme of “Women…

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June 30, 2017

Philippines
Duterte’s Misguided Southern Strategy

As the battle for Marawi, a major city of some 200,000 in the southern Philippines, has dragged on for weeks, it has begun to raise global concern. The conflict pits fighters who have pledged allegia…

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March 10, 2017

Puerto Rico
Getting Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Baseline Right

Developments in Puerto Rico are accelerating. The long-run fiscal plan is really a critical component of PROMESA—as it is intended to be a guide both for Puerto Rico’s annual budget and for any debt …

September 23, 2014

Economics
From the Board Room to the Factory Floor, Employing Women Is Smart Business

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Henriette Kolb, head of the Ge…

Ethnic Dong women work at a tea leaf processing factory in Liping county, Guizhou province, China, March 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Sheng Li).

June 1, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Profiling Infrastructure Best Practices

The Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young released their latest annual assessment of global infrastructure, Infrastructure 2012: Spotlight on Leadership. The report looks at how six different U.S. r…

A Los Angeles Metro Gold Line train; in 2008, Los Angeles voters passed a half cent sales tax increase to fund $30 to $40 billion in infrastructure investment over the next 30 years (Reuters Staff/Courtesy Reuters).

June 3, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Hillary Clinton Questions Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Fitness

Hillary Clinton used her highly touted speech in San Diego yesterday to lace into Donald Trump. Her message was simple: Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different–they are dangerously incoherent. …

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July 20, 2015

Iran
The Iran Deal: Tastes Great! Less Filling!

It is rather difficult to know what to say about the Iran nuclear deal. It seems that everything that needs to be said has been said and will continue to be said in the coming days over and over and …

The Iran Deal

March 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Namibia’s President Wins Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

The 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to the Namibian president, Hifikepunye Pohamba. He is set to leave office later this month. Mo Ibrahim, British-Sudane…

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