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August 4, 2022

Kenya
Kenya’s Paradoxical Elections

Kenya’s next president will have to win more than just votes to gain legitimacy.

A shop owner hold bags depicting presidential candidates Raila Odinga and William Ruto.

August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

July 6, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Gender and Power in an Age of Disinformation: A Conversation With Mary Anne Franks

For women in the public eye, cultivating an online presence is often necessary and far too often dangerous. What can be done to make online spaces safer for women?

People stand in front of the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California on October 27, 2021.

June 29, 2022

Immigration and Migration
Uproar Over Britain’s Rwanda Asylum Plan Overlooks Nagging Issues in Illegal Migration

Support for immigration in the West must be balanced with concern about governance in African countries. 

Britain's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, gestures with a confused look to government officials.

June 14, 2022

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The U.S. Army turns 247 years old today.  

Two soldiers hold a U.S. flag behind a soldier administering an oath to another solider on a beach.

May 27, 2022

International Law
The United States and the International Justice Enterprise

The United States has been all but a willing and eager participant in the modern transnational justice project. As atrocities mount in Ukraine, a bipartisan cohort of senators thinks there is a chanc…

The Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field, signed in 1864, is pictured at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva July 31, 2009. This Convention lays down the bases of international humanitarian laws and is at the origin of the present Geneva Conventions signed on August 12 1949. The Geneva Conventions have been acceded to by 194 States and enjoy universal acceptance.

March 14, 2022

Nigeria
Mummy G.O.: Nigeria’s Much-Derided Pentecostal Preacher Enunciates a Powerful Social Critique

Within the space of a few months, fifty-five-year-old evangelist Olufunmilayo Adebayo, popularly known as Mummy G.O., has gone from the relative obscurity of downscale Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, to the most discussed subject in contemporary Nigerian Pentecostalism. The target of a blizzard of savage internet memes and unrelenting mockery, the founder and leader of the self-styled Rapture Proclaimer Evangelical Church of God (RAPEC) has been getting all the attention in a context where the leading—and mostly male—clerical figures dominate the news as a matter of course.

Worshippers attending mass wear face masks and sit in individual chairs six feet away from each other.

March 9, 2022

Democratic Republic of Congo
Reflections: Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on the Dilemmas Diplomats Face

Former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Russ Feingold reflects on his time as U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other diplomatic roles he has held throughout his career.

A group of officials walk down a staircase in professional dress.

March 1, 2022

United States
Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Biden delivers his first State of the Union speech tonight. Here are ten things you might not know about the tradition of having a president deliver an annual address.

President Joe Biden gestures while speaking in the House Chamber. He is flanked by two House staff members, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.