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June 4, 2019

South Africa
Ramaphosa’s Bold Pick for Public Works Minister of South Africa

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on national television the selection of South Africa’s new cabinet. Although there was no surprise to see the names of such competent officials as Pravan Gordhan, Ephraim Patel, Naledi Pandor, Lindiwe Sisulu, and Tito Mboweni, Ramaphosa’s selection of Patricia de Lille as minister of public works and enterprises really “put the cat among the pigeons.”

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June 12, 2018

Palestinian Territories
Prince William (and the Foreign Office) in Jerusalem

I’ve written many times about the British royal family’s remarkable record of refusing to make an official visit to Israel while making scores of visits to Arab capitals. That will change in a matter…

June 26, 2019

Religion
U.S. Involvement in the Middle East

Steven A. Cook, Bernard A. Haykel, and Ariane M. Tabatabai discuss U.S.-Middle East policy, with Trudy S. Rubin moderating, as part of the 2019 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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June 25, 2019

Religion
A Conversation With Sam Brownback

Ambassador-at-Large Sam Brownback discusses international religious freedom in the U.S. State Department with Elizabeth Dias, as part of the 2019 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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August 25, 2011

Defense and Security
Reads of the Week: Violence in Venezuela and New Approaches to the Drug War

A woman walks on a street drawn with chalk silhouettes during a protest against violent crimes in Caracas (Courtesy Reuters). A recent International Crisis Group report on the rise of violence in Ve…

A  woman walks on a street drawn with chalk silhouettes during a protest against violent crimes in Caracas (Courtesy Reuters).

May 24, 2017

Religion
The Rise of Ethnonationalism and the Future of Liberal Democracy

Jocelyne Cesari, Jack A. Goldstone, and Pankaj Mishra discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the future of liberal democracy.

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Religion and Foreign Policy Program

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy (RFP) program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on religion and global affairs.

April 6, 2006

Drug Policy
The Forgotten Drug War

Has the once ballyhooed U.S. "war on drugs" been put on the policy backburner? Many experts think it has, and also that this might be a good thing.

April 25, 2006

Colombia
Colombia’s Elections

Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia’s May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the reg…

August 15, 2011

Climate Change
Are the New CAFE Standards for Trucks Justified?

Megan McArdle and Mark Kleiman have been engaged in a little debate on their blogs over the merits of the new CAFE standards for medium and heavy duty vehicles that were announced last week. McArdle …