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January 20, 2022

Economics
Robert E. Rubin: The Challenges and Future of Capitalism in the United States

There are many critical challenges for the U. S. economy that markets, by their nature, will not address. In this sense, the future of American capitalism thus depends on the future of American polit…

January 20, 2022

Zimbabwe
Identity Crisis Undermines Zimbabwean Opposition

As Zimbabwe approaches important by-elections in March, the identity of the country’s foremost opposition party is once again under threat. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), in recent decades Zimbabwe’s most formidable opposition party, has undergone a series of splits and reorganizations. 

A crowd of people, mostly wearing the color red, at a rally. Two women at the front of the picture hold money in their hands for the camera.

January 18, 2022

Nigeria
Twitter Ban Shows Limits of State Power in Nigeria

Last week’s announcement by Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, the director general of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), that the government had reversed its Twitter ban after seven months has gone virtually unnoticed. If the Buhari government expected Twitter users and small businesses hurt by the original ban to be falling over themselves in gratitude, all it got was something bordering on a collective shrug of the shoulders.

A headline from The Guardian Nigeria reads "FG lifts Twitter ban after 222 days, N546.5b economic losses."

January 13, 2022

India
Roopa Kudva: Diverse Tech Start-Ups and Investors Are India’s Future

India’s entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists are increasingly representative of the country’s diversity. They are playing a critical role in addressing India’s problems.

Roopa Kudva, Managing Director of Omidyar Network India

January 10, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Women’s Rights Deteriorate in Afghanistan

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers December 18 to January 7. 

Afghan women shout slogans during a rally to protest against what the protesters say is Taliban restrictions on women, in Kabul, Afghanistan on December 28, 2021.

January 7, 2022

Treaties and Agreements
On International Treaties, the United States Refuses to Play Ball

In lists of state parties to globally significant treaties, the United States is often notably absent. Ratification hesitancy is a chronic impairment to international U.S. credibility and influence.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the seventy-sixth Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021.

January 5, 2022

South Africa
Reflections: Former Asst. Sec. for Africa Walter Kansteiner on the George W. Bush Administration's Zimbabwe Policy

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner reflects on his dealing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki in formulating U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2003.

Walter Kansteiner sits and addresses the media. An American flag is situated behind him.

December 29, 2021

2021 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2021

Ten people who passed away this year who shaped world affairs for better or worse.

Desmond Tutu smiles and waves while wearing a red clerical tunic and collar.

December 28, 2021

Sudan
Authoritarian Trends in the Horn of Africa Require New Policy Approach

The final days of 2021 in the Horn of Africa are demonstrating just how contagious authoritarianism and contempt for popular will can be—and how dangerous.

Civilians, some with Sudanese flags, climb on top of a military vehicle. Some members of the military wearing camouflage are intermixed with the protesters.