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March 29, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg

When a measure of economic stability returned to Zimbabwe, South Africa dismantled its special treatment regimes for refugees from that country. It now requires entry permits, work permits, and impos…

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May 10, 2012

China
China’s Little Dutch Boy

China’s public security apparatus and all its friends in the propaganda and censorship departments must be exhausted—I know that I am exhausted just trying to keep up with them. Within the past month…

A policeman stands near the Great Wall on a hazy day in Juyongguan, China.

March 8, 2012

Cuba
Addressing the Risk of a Cuban Oil Spill

Is oil drilling in Cuban waters safe? Or might a “Cuban oil crisis” be upon us? And is the United States prepared for the possibility of a major spill just sixty miles from the Florida keys? They’re…

March 20, 2013

United States
Government Efforts to Promote Conservation and Sustainability: Are They Working?

RICHARD HARRIS: Hello. I think keeping to time, we should -- we should recommence. Thank you all for sticking with the events through the afternoon. I must confess that I was a recent arrival, so I …

March 27, 2013

China
South Korea’s Nuclear Debate and the Credibility of U.S. Extended Deterrence

North Korea’s third nuclear test last month unleashed an active South Korean debate on nuclear weapons acquisition along with calls for the reintroduction of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons to deter an…

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December 6, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of December 6, 2013

Darcie Draudt, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. White House declares China’s East China Sea air defense zone (ADIZ) “unacceptable.” The White House calle…

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Lintao Zhang/Courtesy Reuters)

April 30, 2014

Syria
Assessing the Nuclear Threat

Jessica Mathews of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace joins CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb to discuss the current state of nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

April 30, 2014

Syria
Assessing the Nuclear Threat

Jessica Tuchman Mathews of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace joins CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb to discuss the current state of nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

July 30, 2014

Austria
TWE Remembers: World War I Novels

Yesterday, I recommended several great books on the origins of World War I. I’m a history buff, so books about what world leaders said and did are my thing. But friends who prefer novels to histories…

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August 1, 2014

Austria
TWE Remembers: Top Ten World War I Films

World War I has provided source material for gripping novels and powerful poetry. It also has provided source material for some great movies. Here are my ten favorites in alphabetical order. A Farew…

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