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July 28, 2016

Brazil
Is Rio Ready for the Olympic Games?

The Olympics will likely go smoothly, but spending and construction for the games will burden the city for years to come, says journalist Juliana Barbassa.

October 9, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Origins of African States, and Their Names

An article on the origins of the names of African countries was recently published in Quartz. It includes a map of the continent in 1885, shortly after the Berlin Conference. Portuguese and Arabic traders and explorers are the origins of some names, European mispronunciation of tribal names are the origins of others.

A bird flies in front of Mount Kenya on the horizon in Laikipia national park, Kenya.

December 16, 2013

Palestinian Territories
A Conversation with Reza Aslan on the Politics of Jesus in First-Century Palestine

Reza Aslan leads a conversation on the politics of Jesus in first-century Palestine, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

December 6, 2010

Defense and Security
Pacifying Rio's Favelas

I was interviewed by Globo TV’s "Sem Fronteiras" about strategies to fight crime and drug violence across some of Latin America’s largest cities.

UPP/credits: Gabriel Rocha

August 7, 2019

Climate Change
Sunk Coast Fallacy: How Island Nations Should Approach Climate Diplomacy

Pacific island nations under threat from rising sea levels can translate geopolitical competition in the region into climate action.

Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga delivers remarks at UN Headquarters in New York on April 22, 2016.

July 5, 2012

Energy and Climate Policy
Examining Rio+20’s Outcome

Although this year’s Rio+20 conference produced only vague goals and few concrete commitments, it provided a major opportunity to shift the global environmental focus to the national and local levels…

June 29, 2012

Energy and Environment
Democracy in Development: Rio+20’s Unheralded Achievements

Yesterday on my blog, Democracy in Development, I discussed how Rio+20, despite its shortcomings, put a spotlight on several important issues. As I conclude: I’m no fan of 50,000-strong global gathe…

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June 22, 2012

Americas
New from CFR: Thomas Bollyky on the Rio+20 Conference

In an interview today on CFR.org, CFR Senior Fellow Thomas Bollyky discusses the environmental and development issues on the table at the Rio+20 Conference. Bollyky suggests that the conference’s ult…

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June 21, 2012

Americas
New from CFR: Julia Sweig on the Rio+20 Conference

In an op-ed in yesterday’s Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), CFR Senior Fellow Julia Sweig discusses how to measure the success of the ongoing Rio+20 Conference. Sweig characterizes the size and scope of …

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January 24, 2012

Human Rights
Guest Post: Ríos Montt Plays a Risky Defense Game

This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Without fanfare, or so much as a public arr…

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