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November 20, 2012

Digital Policy
A Conversation with Julius Genachowski

Julius Genachowski discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promote Internet fr…

November 20, 2012

Digital Policy
A Conversation with Julius Genachowski

Please join Julius Genachowski to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promot…

August 27, 2019

South Africa
One More Step in Dismantling Apartheid's Legacy

On August 21, South Africa’s Equality Court ruled that gratuitous displays of the Apartheid-era flag counted as hate speech and discrimination. Confronting history head on, Judge Phineas Mojapelo wrote in his ruling that the flag represents “a vivid symbol of white supremacy and black disenfranchisement and suppression,” and flying it, “besides being racist and discriminatory, demonstrates a clear intention to be hurtful.” 

South Africa's apartheid-era flag flutters in front of three black police officers.

August 13, 2019

China
When it Comes to Exporting (Manufactures), Europe is Now the One from Mars

Manufacturing exports are about three times more important to the euro area than to the U.S. economy. That's largely because the U.S. now exports very few manuactures. And China's imports of ma…

When it Comes to Exporting (Manufactures), Europe is Now the One from Mars

September 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Julius Malema and South African Politics

The African National Congress’ (ANC) firebrand outcast Julius Malema has been formally charged with money laundering linked to state contracts in his native Limpopo province, probably the poorest in …

South African former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema gestures to his supporters during his court appearance in Polokwane 26/09/2012.

April 5, 2007

Peacekeeping
Cole: Khamenei Used British Captives to Energize Iranian Nationalism

Juan Cole, an expert on Iran, says Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used the capture of British military personnel “to whip up Iranian nationalistic sentiments” to garner support for his…

June 19, 2019

Iran
Iran, the Strait of Hormuz, and Hard Power

I woke up this morning thinking I would write a blog explaining just how challenging it would be for Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz for a prolonged period of time. This is not to say that there c…

Explosions that damaged two tankers south of the Strait of Hormuz on June 13, 2019 come a month after four vessels were targeted in "sabotage attacks" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

February 7, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: Julius Malema Out of the ANC

On February 4, the appeals committee of the African National Congress (ANC) upheld the previous convictions by the National Disciplinary Committee of youth league leader Julius Malema and his closest…

African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius Malema addresses his supporters during a march in Johannesburg October 27, 2011.

December 21, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa Populist Julius Malema on the Comeback Trail?

Suspended ANCYL president Julius Malema (L) gestures as his secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa looks on during a media briefing at the party's headquarters in Johannesburg, November 16, 2011. (Sip…

South Africa Populist Julius Malema on the Comeback Trail?

November 18, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: Was Julius Malema in ZANU-PF’s Pocket?

Julius Malema (L), leader of the ruling African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL),is welcomed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) at State House in Harare, April 5, 2010. (Philimon Bulaway…

South Africa: Was Julius Malema in ZANU-PF’s Pocket?