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April 27, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Buhari to Visit White House

In the case of Buhari’s visit, the fact that the president of Africa’s most populous country is visiting Washington may be more important to strengthening the U.S.-Africa relationship than any discussion of policy during the trip. 

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December 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Prophecy of Nigeria’s TB Joshua

Nigerians like to say that they are the happiest people in the world and the most religious. Public events commonly open and close with prayer. Causation of events, big or small is routinely ascribed…

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November 1, 2016

Education
How Inequality Found a Political Voice

MILAN – It took a long time for widening inequality to have an impact on politics, as it suddenly has done in recent years. Now that it is a central issue, national economic priorities will need to s…

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April 28, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from April 21 to April 28, was compiled w…

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May 19, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 19, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. WannaCry: Assessing the Damage. Countries are still reeling from a ransomware attack that c…

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May 3, 2017

European Union
Reprieve or Reform in Europe?

MILAN – The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s …

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May 1, 2017

France
How the French Debacle in Algeria Shaped the Rise of Marine Le Pen—and What America Can Learn From It

Marine Le Pen's neofascist movement was fueled by lingering resentment over a military humiliation. Maybe ours too.

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April 28, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: April 28, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Facebook's plan to minimize information operations. Facebook caught a lot of flak last year…

May 30, 2017

Foreign Aid
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to "Women Around the World: This Week," a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering May 20 to May 29, was compiled with suppo…

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April 24, 2017

European Union
France After the Election: What Next for Economic Policy in Europe?

French election results show Emmanuel Macron in first place with 23.9 percent of the vote and Marine Le Pen in second with 21.4 percent, setting the stage for a run-off election on May 7. Early polls…

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