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May 2, 2017

China
Why Hollywood Needs More Than Just “Chinese Ingredients”

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

Actor Jackie Chan reacts as he accepts his honorary award as actor Chris Tucker (C) looks on at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California on U.S., November 12, 2016. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

January 11, 2017

Human Rights
Predictive Policing Is Not as Predictive As You Think

David O’Connor is an intern for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The problem of policing has always been that it’s after-the-fact. If law enforcement o…

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December 2, 2016

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2017

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and sixteen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl…

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October 20, 2016

Conflict Prevention
Trump and the Makings of a Constitutional Crisis

During yesterday’s third and (mercifully) final presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump stated explicitly what he has hinted at for months: he will not agree ahead of time to accept th…

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September 22, 2016

China
China’s Tourism Puzzle Has Gone Mainstream

Or at least it is on Bloomberg. I wanted to elaborate on three points: First, the increase in China’s tourism spending, if it is real, is huge. The reported rise in tourism spending by China since …

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September 7, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Murder and Rape in South Africa

South Africa’s minister of police reports that the country’s murder rate increased by 4.9 percent from March 2015 to March 2016. That is more than fifty people killed every day. Official statistics s…

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June 17, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: The Orlando Mass Shooting Heightens Terrorism Concerns

Polls done in the wake of Sunday’s horrifying mass shooting in Orlando confirm two truths about public opinion: what Americans worry about shifts with events, and Democrats and Republicans view the w…

October 29, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
South African Candidate to Head World Soccer?

Tokyo Sexwale, ex-freedom fighter, ex-Robben Island inmate, ex-premier, ex-cabinet minister, and multi-millionaire businessman has confirmed that he is a candidate for the presidency of the scandal-r…

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August 24, 2015

Infrastructure
Katrina at 10: Reflections on a Human-Made Disaster

The following is a guest post by Stephen E. Flynn, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Resilience Studies, and Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute at Northea…

The so called "Great Wall of Louisiana", a 1.8-mile long concrete wall located east of downtown New Orleans, United States, is seen from the air August 19, 2015. This barrier was designed to reduce the risk of storm surge in many parts of the city that were flooded during Hurricane Katrina due to levee or floodwall failures (Carlos Barria/Reuters).

February 26, 2015

David Fidler Joins the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

I am pleased to announce that David Fidler, one of the world’s leading experts on international law and cyberspace, has joined the Council on Foreign Relations’ Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program…