21 Results for:

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…

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

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…

McConnell_Ernst_Warner_TPA

July 23, 2014

China
Is the BRICS Bank More "Democratic" Than the World Bank?

The launch of the new BRICS development bank “reflects the disparity and democratic deficiency in the global governance and is trying to restart, to rethink that,” according to Nobel economist Jos…

Is the BRICS Bank More "Democratic" Than the World Bank?

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

February 28, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Restructuring the Chinese Economy

A new report from the World Bank says China will have to make structural changes to its economy and society in order to prolong growth for the next two decades, writes Keith B. Richburg for the Washi…

A security guard stands in front of an electrical board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Huaibei

July 12, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Californian Cities Confront Cash Crunches

On Tuesday, San Bernardino’s city council voted to become the third Californian city to file for bankruptcy in the last month (LAT). While Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and San Bernardino each faced unique…

James Penman, city attorney general of San Bernardino who has called into question the validity of the city’s last sixteen annual budgets, spoke at the city council chambers yesterday (Alex Gallardo/Courtesy Reuters).