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April 29, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

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October 1, 2018

United States
How Does the U.S. Spend Its Foreign Aid?

With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.

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March 20, 2014

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Lessons for Democratization: Three Things to Know

The turmoil in Ukraine highlights the need to promote democratic governance, strengthen civil society, and offer international support for countries in transition, says CFR’s Mark P. Lagon.

October 4, 2017

Kurds
The Time of the Kurds

The Kurds, one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, may be on the verge of achieving their independence amid turbulence in Syria and Iraq.

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May 1, 2017

France
How the French Debacle in Algeria Shaped the Rise of Marine Le Pen—and What America Can Learn From It

Marine Le Pen's neofascist movement was fueled by lingering resentment over a military humiliation. Maybe ours too.

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April 28, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from April 21 to April 28, was compiled w…

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April 27, 2017

United States
A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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April 24, 2017

Monetary Policy
The Story in TIC Data Is That There Is Still No (New) Story

The basic constellation in the post-BoJ QQE, post-ECB QE world marked by large surpluses in Asia and Europe but not the oil-exporters has continued. Inflows from abroad have come into the U.S. corpo…

The Story in TIC Data Is That There Is Still No (New) Story

April 26, 2017

Economics
Is It Time for Markets to Worry About Political Risk?

Jens Nystedt is a senior portfolio manager and head of sovereign research on the Emerging Markets Debt team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.  Nearly 100 days into his term, President Trump f…

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April 25, 2017

Development
Women Rebuild Nepal Post-Earthquake

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Anna Applebaum …

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