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June 28, 2018

South Africa
Modernity and Tradition Clash in South African Reed Dance

The clash between the modern and the traditional is illustrated by the “reed dance.” Performed by “maidens” in the semi-nude, it is widespread among the Ndebele people, including Xhosas and Zulus, in southern Africa. It is perhaps best known in Swaziland, where the king chooses a new wife every year following the annual reed dance.

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October 9, 2018

Economics
U.S. Economic Policy With Kevin Hassett

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett discusses economic growth, international trade talks, and the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on the U.S. economy.

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September 13, 2018

Military Operations
CFR Welcomes Visiting Fellows

September 11, 2018—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes the 2018–19 visiting fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspe…

September 10, 2018

Trade
Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc

Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost Latin America’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.

A truck driver waits to unload his cargo of cereal grain at a rail terminal in Alto Araguaia, Brazil.

September 7, 2018

Niger
Planning for a U.S. Military Recessional From Africa

According to U.S. media, the Pentagon plan to withdraw nearly all American Special Forces from West Africa is accelerating. The New York Times, citing Pentagon officials, reports that if approved by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the United States would close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya, and Kenya, and end the operations of seven of eight counterterrorism units operating in Africa. If these plans are approved by the Secretary of Defense, there would remain a “robust” military presence only in Somalia and Nigeria. 

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September 6, 2018

South Korea
Setting the Stage for the Third Inter-Korean Moon-Kim Summit in Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in dispatched a special envoy delegation composed of the same members that met Kim Jong-un in March to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit planned for Pyon…

Chief of the national security office at Seoul's presidential Blue House Chung Eui-yong meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, North Korea September 5, 2018.

April 4, 2013

Australia
A Conversation with Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd, who returned as Australia's prime minister, reviewed U.S. interests in Asia with CFR back in April.

April 4, 2013

Australia
A Conversation with Kevin Rudd

Join Kevin Rudd as he discusses China's new leadership and its implications for the United States, the West, and the rest. Read his recent Foreign Affairs article Beyond the Pivot: A New Road Map fo…

August 29, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 18–24

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between August 18 and August 24.

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August 20, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 11 – August 17

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between August 11 and August 17.

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