June 28, 2018South Africa
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.
October 18, 2019U.S. Foreign Policy
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
September 30, 2019Energy and Environment
Negotiations on a Global Pact for the Environment are poised to produce a nonbinding political declaration. Ecological catastrophes, meanwhile, continue to unfold across the planet.
August 15, 2019China
This is a guest post by Lucy Best and Michael Collins, research associates for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), a leadi…
May 15, 2006Congresses and Parliaments
When Senator Reed recently cosponsored a measure that threatens the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq if specific political criteria are not met, Senator Warner, Chairman of the Senate Armed Servic…
May 30, 2019South Africa
At a rugby stadium in Pretoria on May 25, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s fourth democratically elected president since 1994. The U.S. presidential delegation to the inauguration was headed by Kimberly A. Reed, the president of the Export-Import Bank.