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January 24, 2011

Development
Charter Cities: New Options for the Bottom Billion

Economist Paul Romer describes the concept for charter cities as “special reform zones that allow governments to quickly adopt innovative new systems of rules,” in order to “create opportunities for …

January 24, 2011

Development
Charter Cities: New Options for the Bottom Billion

Economist Paul Romer describes the concept of charter cities as "special reform zones that allow governments to quickly adopt innovative new systems of rules," in order to "create opportunities for m…

September 28, 2012

United States
A Conversation with Rebecca Blank

Acting Secretary Blank discusses policies and investments for supporting U.S. competitiveness and job growth.

September 28, 2012

United States
A Conversation with Rebecca Blank, Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Please join Acting Secretary Blank for a discussion about supporting the future of U.S. competitiveness and job growth through efforts to increase business investments—from both domestic and foreign …

February 16, 2013

You Might Have Missed: Drones, Targeted Killings, and American Citizens

Government Accountability Office, “Cybersecurity: National Strategy, Roles, and Responsibilities Need to Be Better Defined and More Effectively Implemented,” February 14, 2013. Amanda Terkel and Rya…

Armed drone Afghanistan

June 20, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya: Violence Coopted by Political Rivalries

This is a guest post by Amanda Roth, volunteer intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa program. She is a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affair…

A resident holds a placard as he participates in a protest against the recent attack by unidentified gunmen in the coastal Kenyan town of Mpeketoni, June 17, 2014. (Joseph Okanga/Courtesy Reuters)

June 25, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Security Hazards of Being a FIFA World Cup Spectator

This guest post was coauthored by Emily Mellgard, research associate, and Amanda Roth, volunteer intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Even with their immense diversity…

A fan waits for the start of a 2010 World Cup Group E soccer match between Cameroon and Denmark at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, June 19, 2010. (Dylan Martinez/Courtesy Reuters)

December 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
An African Odyssey

This is a guest post by Amanda Roth, a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program. She is a graduate student at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, where s…

Africa - Refugees

April 14, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Marco Rubio, GOP Presidential Candidate

Long shots sometimes pay off. Just ask Senator Marco Rubio. He won his first race for political office at age 26 by beating an incumbent county commissioner. A year later he won a seat in Florida’s s…

Marco-Rubio

April 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Europe’s Migrant Crisis

This is a guest post by Amanda Roth, a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program. She is a graduate student at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, where s…

African Migrants