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August 7, 2017

Sanctions
Economic-Sanctions.jpg What Are Economic Sanctions?

For many policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges, from counterterrorism to conflict resolution.

July 12, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

July 11, 2017

Gender
Iranian women vote Violence Against Female Politicians

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Hilary Matfess,…

July 6, 2017

Trade
Trump Ohio Manufacturing Reuters Steel Trade: How Trump Can Prove He's the Negotiator in Chief

On the eve of his first G-20 summit meeting, President Trump faces one of the most important decisions of his young administration: whether or not to impose tough restrictions on imported steel.  If…

June 19, 2017

Cuba
Tourists ride in a vintage car in Havana, Cuba. U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Trump administration has partially rolled back some business guidelines with Cuba while largely leaving the normalization policy unchanged.

May 15, 2017

Mexico
Paul Ryan tax reform Why U.S. Tax Reform Threatens Mexico's Financial Future

While tweets and speeches may continue to cause consternation in Mexico and Canada, the existential threat to NAFTA seems to have passed. President Donald Trump is now talking about giving “renego…

May 1, 2017

Iran
President Hassan Rouhani registers to run for re-election. Iran’s Presidential Test

Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic im…

June 21, 2012

Americas
julia-sweig-rio20-summit-brazil New from CFR: Julia Sweig on the Rio+20 Conference

In an op-ed in yesterday’s Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), CFR Senior Fellow Julia Sweig discusses how to measure the success of the ongoing Rio+20 Conference. Sweig characterizes the size and scope of …

February 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari_Illness President Muhammadu Buhari’s Health

The Nigerian media continues to be transfixed by the question of President Buhari’s health, with rumor and innuendo flying, including the “fake news” of his death. Buhari went to London on January 19…

February 17, 2017

India
A worker cleans photovoltaic solar panels inside a solar power plant at Raisan village near Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat (Reuters/Amit Dave) India Makes Progress on Solar, But Barriers Remain

This guest post is co-authored by Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. S…