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April 29, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

A taxi passes an electoral poster for Cameroonian President Paul Biya in a market in Yaounde.

March 29, 2017

United States
Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…

February 25, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden

KATIE COURIC: Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? I'm Katie Couric. I'm here to help moderate a conversation with Senator Joe Biden following his remarks and then open -- I'll b…

October 18, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y. NICHOLAS KRISTOF: I'm Nicholas Kristof from The New York Times. A couple of announcements first of all. Those of you with cell phones, please do remembe…

March 22, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Future of Islamic State Operations in Africa

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State loses ground in Syria and Iraq, there is increasing concern that it will gradually shift its operations to Africa. Indeed, in late 2016, Islamic State leader Abu …

Libya ISIS

January 21, 2010

Financial Markets
Global Economic Trends: A Conversation with Joseph E. Stiglitz

According to Joseph E. Stiglitz, the recent global financial crisis was “made in America.” Please join Dr. Stiglitz for a discussion of the financial crisis and his suggestions for a way forward that…

January 21, 2010

Financial Markets
Global Economic Trends: A Conversation with Joseph E. Stiglitz

Watch Dr. Stiglitz for a discussion of the financial crisis and his suggestions for a way forward that restores balance between markets and governments and addresses inequalities.

February 25, 2008

Elections and Voting
A Conversation with Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Watch Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) discuss his recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

May 21, 2015

Trade
The TPA Debate: Stuck in a Time Warp on Trade

The United States concluded into its first bilateral free-trade agreement, with Israel, in 1986. Since that time, it has entered into some 20 other such agreements, most notably the North American Fr…

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