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August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

March 8, 2013

Wars and Conflict
New From CFR: John Campbell on Failing States

On his blog this week, CFR senior fellow John Campbell reviewed a new report on U.S. policy toward failing states. As Campbell explains: Around one billion people live in fragile or failing states. …

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November 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
New From CFR: John Campbell on Africa’s Outlook

Yesterday on his blog, CFR senior fellow John Campbell reviewed a piece by Simon Freemantle of Standard Bank Research on “whether the Africa glass is half full or half empty.” As Campbell writes: I …

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August 30, 2012

Wars and Conflict
New from CFR: John Campbell on Mali and Nigeria

This week on his blog, CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell discussed the humanitarian crisis in Mali and polio in Nigeria. Writing on Mali, he took stock of malnutrition and displacement, along with the …

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January 31, 2013

Energy and Environment
New From CFR: John Campbell on Nigeria’s Oil

Today on his blog, CFR senior fellow John Campbell analyzes the Dutch court decision absolving Royal Dutch Shell of liability for four oil spills in Nigeria. As he explains: [An environmental advoca…

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September 27, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
New From CFR: John Campbell on South Africa’s Economy

On his blog yesterday, CFR senior fellow John Campbell highlighted an article co-authored by Moeletsi Mbeki, deputy chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs and brother (and f…

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October 19, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
New From CFR: John Campbell on the Ibrahim Index and Prize

On his blog this week, CFR senior fellow John Campbell discussed the 2012 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership and the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), both issued by the…

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September 10, 2012

Energy and Environment
New From CFR: John Campbell on Crop Failure in Zimbabwe

On his blog last week, CFR senior fellow John Campbell discussed Zimbabwe’s failing maize crops and growing food aid needs. While the government says that drought is the main cause, Campbell suggests…

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March 21, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
New From CFR: John Campbell on U.S. Policy Toward Africa

On his blog this week, CFR senior fellow John Campbell analyzed a proposed new strategy for U.S. policy toward Africa. As he writes: Calls for greater administration involvement with Africa too ofte…

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January 14, 2013

Health
New From CFR: John Campbell on Africa’s Disease Burden

Last week on his blog, CFR senior fellow John Campbell highlighted ongoing health threats in Africa and warned that they can travel far beyond the continent. As he argues:   With frequent trave…

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