November 20, 2006Global Governance
With the new “Voices of the Next Generation” series, the Council seeks to identify and feature fresh, young voices in the nation’s foreign policy discourse. At the second meeting of the series, Ian B…
October 31, 2019Elections and Voting
Southern Africa recently wrapped up two dramatically different elections. In Mozambique, presidential, parliamentary, and regional elections were characterized by irregularities and even violence, but not by suspense. The ruling FRELIMO party had ensured its victory in the pre-election period, in part through the presence of “ghost voters” on the voters’ roll, and through a campaign of intimidation aimed at challengers to its power.
October 9, 2019Taiwan
Based on the profits and losses disclosed by Taiwan’s central bank, it appears that its true FX exposures exceed its disclosed foreign exchange reserves by USD 130bn, and perhaps by as much as USD 20…
September 27, 2019Election 2020
Each week from now until Election Day, I will be looking at what the presidential candidates are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
September 6, 2019Zimbabwe
During his thirty-seven years in power in Zimbabwe, he committed virtually every human rights violation there is. His hands were awash in the blood of Zimbabweans. Fanning and exploiting racial and class differences, he destroyed the country’s economy, once on the cusp of being one of Africa’s most developed, driving out commercial white farmers. By the time he died, Zimbabwe was an international pariah, an economic basket case, and many or most of the country’s most educated and productive citizens had left the country.
September 4, 2019Cybersecurity
There are more than enough reasons to keep Huawei equipment out of the core U.S. internet infrastructure.
July 30, 2019Trade
The Democratic candidate has laid out a comprehensive trade policy, but it speaks more to party activists than to voters.
July 24, 2019Iran
Oil is a global commodity where prices adjust to a supply disruption in one place across all locations, no matter country or location where the problem started. To help people understand what that me…