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February 20, 2024

China
The American Century: A Conversation With Joseph Nye

Joseph Nye discusses U.S. primacy on the global stage since World War II, crucial challenges the country has faced, the changing nature of American hard and soft power today, and whether China's rise…

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February 12, 2024

Russia
What Tucker Carlson’s Putin Interview Means for the War in Ukraine

In last week’s rare interview with a Western media figure, Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to combine a more reasonable tone with endless reminders of why Western governments think he’s not re…

Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. television host Tucker Carlson in Moscow.

August 15, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Kabila Will Not Stand in Elections, but Will Congo Really Change?

After keeping his own citizens and the international community in suspense for over two years past the end of his mandate in 2016, President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo anno…

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December 12, 2023

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo Holds Tense Elections: What to Know

Congo’s elections on December 20 are unlikely to deliver meaningful change to address massive insecurity in the east, corruption scandals, and persistent poverty.

November 18, 2016

International Organizations
Kabila’s Repression: A Consequence of UN Inaction

Susanna Kalaris an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. As Americans flocked to polling stations on November 8, United Nations peacekeepers in the Democr…

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January 9, 2024

Political History and Theory
New Book Examines the Colorful and Tumultuous Political Career of Henry Wallace 

In a new book filled with political drama and intrigue, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Benn Steil offers the richest and deepest biographical study to date of Henry A. Wallace—a “fa…

October 19, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Richard Joseph on Nigeria and Insecurity

Undated handout image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) Richard Joseph, the John Evans professor of political science at Northwestern …

Richard Joseph on Nigeria and Insecurity