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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.

A taxi passes an electoral poster for Cameroonian President Paul Biya in a market in Yaounde.

May 1, 2017

Russia
Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow

May 2, 2017

Financial Markets
If Congress Dismantles Dodd-Frank, It Should Not Ignore Systemic Cyber Risk

Congressional Republicans want to repeal a big chunk of Dodd-Frank. Although it might kickstart economic growth, it would also increase systemic cyber risk.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

April 21, 2017

China
Anies’s Big Win, India’s Sex Ratio, USS Carl Vinson Bluff, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Anies elected Jakarta’s next governor. Anies Baswedan, Indonesia’s former edu…

Anti-Ahok-Jakarta

April 19, 2017

China
Why Are Chinese Tourists So Eager to Visit Trump’s America?

Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Xi Jinping certainly isn’t the only recent Chinese visitor to the United States whose travel is affecting U…

Chinese Tourists United States

April 14, 2017

China
Myanmar–China Pipeline, Malaysian Disappearances, Japan’s Population Problem, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. At last, Myanmar–China pipeline opens for business. This Tuesday, the first…

Xi-Htin-Kyaw-meeting

March 31, 2017

China
Japanese Offense, Tencent Meets Tesla, North Korean Hackers, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. LDP eyes offensive push for Japan. A policy research group in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo …

Japan-SDF

March 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Shoots Itself in the Foot over Visas for Africans

Each year the University of Southern California hosts the African Global Economic and Development Summit. It is intended to bring together business, government, and others interested in U.S.-African …

Passport Africa Visa

December 2, 2014

United States
Senator Sherrod Brown on a Strategy of "Principled Resolve" Toward China

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), joins Restone Global's Lorne W. Craner, to discuss a new approach to U.S. policy toward China.

October 15, 2013

Infrastructure
New Energy and U.S. Economic Vulnerability

One of the promises of the fracking revolution that has sharply increased oil and gas production in the United States is that it might help to free this country from the economic ups and downs associ…

U.S. President Barack Obama walks past a pumpjack on his way to deliver remarks on energy independence in New Mexico, March 21, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters)