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May 10, 2019

United Kingdom
Archie, Africa, and the Commonwealth

The birth of Archie, the first son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has led to British media speculation, picked-up by the New York Times, that the Queen (actually, in conjunction with the Theresa May government) may dispatch them to Africa for a undetermined period. Their role, beyond lubricating the UK’s ties with its former African colonies, would be to build support for the Commonwealth of Nations. It would also get the Royal couple out of the media circus surrounding Archie’s birth. There is further speculation that Archie’s mixed race would make the family particularly attractive to Africans.

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October 5, 2018

Iraq
Global Conflict This Week: New President Elected in Iraq

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Masum and Salih shake hands.

December 14, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
#MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

The #MeToo campaign has spread across the globe, with women in eighty-five countries and counting using the hashtag to call attention to pervasive sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

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November 25, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Gulu and Detroit: Bicycles to the Rescue

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

Bicycle

June 18, 2014

More Books to Read This Summer

Last week, Bob McMahon, Gideon Rose, and I offered up our summer reading suggestions on The World Next Week podcast. India Adams and her colleagues on the CFR Library staff were not to be outdone. Th…

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March 14, 2013

The World Next Week: Obama Visits Israel, Khamenei Gives New Year’s Address, the Iraq War’s 10th Anniversary Is Marked, and Xi Visits Russia

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed President Obama’s visit to Israel, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s New Year’s speech, the tenth anniversary of the start of Iraq War, and Chine…

An Israeli family holds welcome signs in Hebrew and English during an event organized by the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv on March 1, 2013 (Nir Elias/Courtesy Reuters).

January 30, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Guardian on Boko Haram

Distinguished London newspaper, the Guardian, published on January 27, an interview with alleged Boko Haram spokesman Abu Qaqa, conducted by Guardian Nigeria correspondent Monica Mark. In conjunction…

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November 21, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: Malema’s View of the ANC

Suspended ANCYL president Julius Malema (L) gestures as his secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa looks on during a media briefing at the party's headquarters in Johannesburg, November 16, 2011. (Sip…

South Africa: Malema’s View of the ANC

March 24, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
Report from London

I’ve been in London since Sunday, talking to people about climate policy (and about the Iranian nuclear program). One topic that’s come up repeatedly is the UK’s annual Budget, which was announced to…