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April 7, 2014

Global
Driverless Cars

Tech and auto companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia are moving forward rapidly with efforts to develop driverless cars and street networks. The benefits appear tantalizing, but roadblocks …

Driverless Cars

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About the Asia Program

The Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations informs policymakers, business leaders, and the public at large about the complex future that lies ahead for the world’s largest and most economically dynamic continent.

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November 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya’s Silicon Savannah Spurs Tech in Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a guest post by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright. They are the authors of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. The role of technology in sub-Saharan Africa is grow…

IT Africa

December 2, 2015

United States
Entrepreneurship as a Component of National Power

Maria Contreras-Sweet discusses best practices for fostering entrepreneurship in the United States and its influence on U.S. global competitiveness.

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February 23, 2015

Turkey
Sultanism or Not? Debating Turkish Politics

Erik Tillman from DePaul University responded to my recent piece on Politico.com. It is well worth a read. Recent events have spawned a number of articles analyzing Turkey’s current political situat…

Sultanism or Not

September 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s Youth Bulge a Big Burden

This is a guest post by Diptesh Soni. Diptesh is currently a consultant in UNICEF’s public advocacy section and a recent graduate of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs…

Africa Population Boom

September 9, 2014

Syria
New Terror Threats Require New Law

The 2001 law that authorized the U.S. war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates is not an appropriate justification for the offensive against ISIS and other emerging terrorist groups, says CFR’s John B…

November 1, 2013

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: Drones, al-Shabaab in Somalia, and the NSA.

Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt, “As Security Deteriorates at Home, Iraqi Leader Arrived in U.S. Seeking Aid,” New York Times, October 31, 2013. Until now, Mr. Maliki was reluctant to openly ask …