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September 9, 2022

Haiti
Haiti’s Troubled Path to Development

Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.

Two men overlook Port-au-Prince in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake of 2010.

September 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

May 16, 2022

Nigeria
Gruesome “Blasphemy” Killing Brings Nigeria’s Long-Running Ethno-Religious Divide Into Sharp Focus

Last week’s gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu, a home economics sophomore at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, comes at a time of escalating social and economic tension in Nigeria, and will most certainly raise the political stakes as the country enters electioneering season in preparation for next year’s presidential election.

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May 9, 2022

Economics
Digital Assets: Virtual Currencies, Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Panelists discuss digital assets, including virtual currencies and central bank digital currencies, and the implications for U.S. foreign policy and the global financial system.

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April 20, 2022

United States
The State of U.S. Strategic Stockpiles

President Joe Biden has tapped the nation’s emergency oil reserves several times over the past year. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is just one of the stockpiles that the United States maintains for…

Members of the Oklahoma National Guard Oklahoma National Guard walk toward the front of the Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse after unloading medical supplies.

April 5, 2022

Energy and Climate Policy
Russia and the Future of U.S. Energy

Amy Myers Jaffe, research professor and managing director of the Climate Policy Lab at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, discusses economic sanctions on Russia and their implications for U.S…

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March 9, 2022

Oil and Petroleum Products
OPEC in a Changing World

Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, and the bloc continues to influence the global market even as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come …

OPEC

March 1, 2022

Economics
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Ray Dalio

Investor and author Ray Dalio discusses the changing world order, including the international economic environment’s trajectory, the economic and security implications of the current global geopoliti…

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February 22, 2022

Russia
Russia’s Energy Role in Europe: What’s at Stake With the Ukraine Crisis

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has brought European dependence on Russian energy into sharp relief and set off a scramble for alternatives.

December 29, 2021

2021 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2021

Ten people who passed away this year who shaped world affairs for better or worse.

Desmond Tutu smiles and waves while wearing a red clerical tunic and collar.