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November 2, 2012

Americas
New From CFR: Shannon O’Neil and Foreign Affairs on China in the Developing World

Two recent items discuss China’s involvement in different regions of the developing world. On her blog, CFR senior fellow Shannon O’Neil evaluates Chinese trade with, investment in, and loans to Lati…

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January 17, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: House GOP to Vote on Debt Ceiling Hike

Debt and Deficits House GOP to Vote on Debt Ceiling Hike House Republicans are set to open the second session of Congress this week by voting on a resolution disapproving of the president's propose…

December 21, 2012

China
Looking Back at 2012: Latin America’s Economic Development

Looking back at the past year, many of the posts on Latin America’s Moment touch on the region’s economic development, and its trade and investment ties with the rest of the world. Here is a recap of…

Economic roundup - LAM

August 23, 2016

Africa at the Olympics

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Now that the Olympics are over, it is time to tally up the medal totals. Sub-Saha…

Africa Olympics

September 27, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Pairing Push and Pull Policies: A Heavy-Duty Model for Innovation

This post is co-authored by Sagatom Saha, research associate for energy and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. When policymakers mandate adoption of a particular technology, t…

The Peterbilt SuperTruck makes a stop as its tests in fuel efficiency on the road (U.S. Department of Energy)

August 22, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 13 – August 19

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016. This update also represents violence rela…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

July 22, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of July 22, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Justice Department announces action against 1MDB. The ongoing scandal s…

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June 14, 2016

Defense and Security
Austria’s Presidential Election and the Race for the White House

Anna-Sophia Haub is an Interdepartmental Program Assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations. Just .6 percent was needed to defeat the far right candidate for the Austrian presidency. That was the…

VanDerBellen

May 23, 2016

Thailand
Thailand’s Junta and the Southern Insurgency

Earlier this month, Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lamented the ongoing bloodshed in southern Thailand and implicitly criticized his own government’s feeble attempts to restart talks with the in…

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January 22, 2016

Turkey
Winter Storm Reading

Snow- and Middle East–themed reading for this weekend's winter storm.

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