September 11, 2018Diplomacy and International Institutions
September 7, 2018—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes Jon Finer to its David Rockefeller Studies Program as adjunct senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, and welcomes back Mervyn King, f…
July 1, 2018Terrorism and Counterterrorism
This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. When it comes to political orientation, worldview, life experience, and temperament, the past three presidents of the United States could…
September 25, 2018Nigeria
In June 2018, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) leader, Abu Mus’ab al-Barnawi, released a history of his jihadist movement. In 2017, the Ansaru leader, under the pseudonym Abu Usama al-Ansari, also released his own history, while Abubakar Shekau released a book in the name of the Boko Haram faction he currently leads.
September 21, 2018China
On September 3 and 4, leaders of fifty-three African nations gathered in Beijing for the seventh Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), where President Xi Jinping unveiled a new pledge of $60 billion in financing for Africa.
September 21, 2018Diplomacy and International Institutions
In 2013, the nations of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia formally launched “MIKTA.” The latest in an alphabet soup of informal groupings that have sprung up since the end of the C…
September 18, 2018Cybersecurity
Although there are challenges facing the study of cyber conflict, they are not insurmountable.
September 14, 2018Afghanistan
Furthering the peace process in Afghanistan will require overcoming a quintessential prisoner’s dilemma between the core parties to the conflict.
September 12, 2018Mali
Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing at the fastest rate in the world.