June 28, 2018South Africa
The clash between the modern and the traditional is illustrated by the “reed dance.” Performed by “maidens” in the semi-nude, it is widespread among the Ndebele people, including Xhosas and Zulus, in southern Africa. It is perhaps best known in Swaziland, where the king chooses a new wife every year following the annual reed dance.
June 8, 2018Nigeria
Abika Dabiri-Erewa said many claims for asylum were spurious: “some who are from the East and West are saying they are running away from Boko Haram while others say they are gays and were having challenges expressing themselves in Nigeria.”
May 4, 2018South Africa
Ambassador Haley seems to be saying that if a country consistently votes against the United States in the UN, its bilateral U.S. assistance will be in jeopardy.
September 18, 2019Hong Kong
Since March, millions of Hong Kongers have protested their government’s proposed law to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. Although Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam rec…
April 11, 2019China
Panelists discuss China’s treatment of Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, reports of detention and torture, and the response of other countries, including the United States. The Arthur C. Helton Memo…
May 9, 2019Politics and Government
ZARATE: Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. Great group. What a—what a great crowd. This is the opening plenary of this important conference on leading organizational change for diversity an…
March 3, 2017China
Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Samsung heir indicted on corruption charges. Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung Group, w…