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October 22, 2014

Digital Policy
Internet Governance and the ITU: Maintaining the Multistakeholder Approach

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is often considered an obscure technical organization, dealing with radio spectrum, satellite orbits, and telecommunications, that is not worthy of sus…

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May 26, 2021

Cybersecurity
The EU’s Response to SolarWinds

While EU’s issuance of the declaration of solidarity in response to the SolarWinds cyber campaign is a sign of progress, it fails to provide clarification on what, if any, further actions can be expe…

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file picture taken October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Sub-Saharan Africa Has Fourteen Billionaires, eight of whom are in South Africa and seven of whom are white.

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December 31, 2019

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2019

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2019 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

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September 4, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Ten More Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. For our final week: films that we haven’t yet recommended and think we should. 

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: The Battle of Algiers/IMDB; The Imitation Game/Amazon; Duck Soup/Google Play; Seven Days in May/Golden Globes; Letters from Iwo Jima/Amazon.

January 22, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabwe: The ‘Crocodile’ Who Would Be King

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Amid a public debate over the presidential succession, President Robert Mugabe na…

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February 4, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
South African Black Billionaire and the “Patriotic Bourgeoisie”

On January 30, 2013, Patrice Motsepe pledged to give half of the income generated by his family assets to charity. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) issued a press release congratulating Mot…

Patrice Motsepe, Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals, South Africa, attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 30, 2009.

November 7, 2013

Development
The Benefits of No-Strings-Attached Cash

What if I suggested that the best way to fight poverty is simply to give money to poor people, no strings attached? You’d probably say I was crazy. Just dropping cash on the world’s poorest might res…

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August 12, 2014

International Organizations
New Paths to Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform?

Fossil fuel subsidies are an economic, environmental, and security scourge. Used mostly in developing countries and often defended as pro-poor, they are typically ineffective at combatting poverty, w…

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August 23, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Lebanon Erupts, Syria Boils, and Egypt Builds Up

Significant Middle East Developments Lebanon. Renewed clashes broke out today in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli between Sunnis and Alawites, despite a ceasefire brokered yesterday. Since fightin…

A Sunni Muslim gunman aims his rifle from the neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites on August 22, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).