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September 13, 2023

United Nations
What Is the UN General Assembly?

The General Assembly hosts a much-watched debate of world leaders annually. Its 2023 meeting is expected to emphasize climate change, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and the war in…

A large UNGA sign is photographed in front of the United Nations buildings.

September 21, 2023

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture With Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses Russia’s war against Ukraine, including the importance of NATO and the transatlantic bond to peace and stability. Inaugurated in 1969, the Russell…

Play NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks at a podium

August 15, 2023

United Nations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is escorted by staff at a displaced persons camp in Somalia.

November 30, 2007

Botswana
Merafhe: Zimbabwe Solution Must Be ‘Homegrown’

Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe, Botswana’s minister of foreign affairs, discusses his country’s policy toward Zimbabwe and China.

February 8, 2024

United States
The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy

Modern vice presidents can trace much of their political influence to the broad reforms that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale made to the second-highest elected office in the late 1970s.

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February 9, 2024

Colombia
Complications in Colombia’s AG Selection, Plus Milei’s Electoral Reform Failure and El Salvador’s Opposition Collapses

Colombia’s process to select a new attorney general is not going smoothly; electoral reform an early failure in omnibus fiasco; and the collapse of El Salvador’s opposition is bad news for Bukele

Photo of Petro supporters protesting outside of Colombia's supreme court

February 22, 2023

Nigeria
What’s at Stake in Nigeria’s General Elections?

[Voters in Africa’s most populous country and largest economy cast ballots for a new leader in the Feb. 25 Nigerian general elections. Here are answers to some essential questions about the vote]

A man walks by a wall of election campaign posters in Nigeria.