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June 20, 2024

West Africa
Can West Africa Curb Its Brain Drain?

West Africa is losing many of its best and brightest. Across the region, doctors, lawyers, and engineers are leaving, depriving some of the world’s youngest countries of the minds they need to develo…

Podcast West African youth stands in front of a school chalkboard.

June 20, 2024

South Africa
South Africa’s GNU: New Era or Ever More Difficult Slog?

South Africa has formed a governing majority; whether they can successfully govern remains to be seen. 

People gather on the day of the inauguration ceremony of South Africa's President elect Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 19, 2024.

May 29, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
Oil and National Security: U.S.-Middle East Relations

Steven Cook discusses the modern history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and how economic interests, including secure access to oil reserves, continue to influence U.S. priorities in the regio…

Play US oil refinery at dawn.

June 4, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Policy in the Middle East, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the United States’ past, present, and future policy in the Mi…

Podcast Members of the U.S. military retire its ceremonial flags signifying the end of their presence in Iraq at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center on December 15, 2011.

June 3, 2024

South Africa
South Africa’s Landmark Elections

As South Africa concludes a set of historic national elections, questions remain on how its democracy will fare in response to a new set of challenges.

People queue to vote in the South African elections, in Cape Town, South Africa on May 29, 2024.

June 12, 2024

Middle East and North Africa
CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Series: The End of Ambition: America’s Past, Present, and Future in the Middle East by Steven Cook

In The End of Ambition, Steven A. Cook boldly claims that despite setbacks and moral costs, the United States has had a record of success in the Middle East. Yet, beginning in the 1990s, those achiev…

Play Steven Cook speaks on CFR stage.

June 3, 2024

U.S. Foreign Policy
It Is Time to Renew America’s Purpose in the Middle East, Writes Steven A. Cook in New Book

As the Israel-Hamas war continues and U.S. policymakers seek to contain the conflict and deter Iran, Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) writes in a timely and important new book…

May 3, 2024

South Africa
Mutual Suspicion Grates U.S.-South Africa Relations

Tensions in the U.S.-South Africa relationship only heighten as both countries head towards national elections. 

Election posters of different political parties are shown as South Africa prepares for national and provincial elections, in Pretoria, South Africa on April 5, 2024.

May 23, 2024

Iran
Iran’s Succession Woes, ICC Angers Israel, South Africa’s Election, and More

Iran’s regime carefully vets candidates for new presidential elections after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash; Israeli leadership reacts to the International Criminal Court …

Podcast Staff handle the coffin of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during his burial ceremony in the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, Iran, on May 23, 2024.

February 28, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
American Military Leadership in the Middle East

Former CENTCOM Commanders David Petraeus and Anthony Zinni discuss the military aspect of the Israel-Hamas war and lessons learned from U.S. involvement and operations in the Middle East.

Play Smoke rises over northern Gaza following Israeli air strikes in Dec 2023.