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March 12, 2012

Afghanistan
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Teaching Notes on The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by CFR Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

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May 11, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

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October 21, 2016

Global
Poor World Cities: A Conversation with Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, discusses poor world megacities, the reasons their growth differs from previous patterns of urbanization, and the …

January 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Some Good News From South Africa

It is unduly gloomy in sunny South Africa. The national currency, the rand, is falling; the economy is hardly growing at all; the Zuma administration appears mired in corruption and mismanagement. Th…

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August 6, 2015

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: Cleaning Up the Mess at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

This was originally posted by my colleague John Campbell on his Africa in Transition blog. John was formerly U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and is currently the Ralph Bunche senior fellow at the Council …

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August 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Cleaning up the Mess at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

The Natural Resource Governance Institute, a New York-based think tank and advocacy organization, has issued a must-read report, Inside NNPC Oil Sales: A Case for Reform in Nigeria. The authors are A…

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January 23, 2015

China
Podcast: The United States, China, and the Asia Pacific

This past week, renowned China scholars Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson from the United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney visited the Council on Foreign Relations to share their views o…

Troops watch U.S. President Barack Obama talk to U.S. Marines and Australian troops at the RAAF Base in Darwin, November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

July 10, 2014

United States
This Week: Israel and Hamas Fight while Baghdad and Kurdistan Argue

Significant Developments Israel-Palestine. Israel entered its third day of Operation Protective Edge today as rockets rained down on many parts of Israel. More than fifteen rockets were fired into T…

An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod July 8, 2014 (Ratner/Courtesy Reuters).

July 11, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Warnings About Mali’s Upcoming Elections

Louise Arbour is the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She is also a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and she is the former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal…

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January 13, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Monitor Meltdown

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. President Bashar al-Assad gave a rare and defiant speech on Tuesday in which he once again blamed foreign conspirators, lashed out against other Arab stat…

This still image taken from video uploaded to a social media website on December 28, 2011 shows Arab League monitors speak to the camera after seeing the body of a dead boy claimed to have been killed by Syrian security forces in what is purportedly Homs (Courtesy Reuters).