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April 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

March 14, 2022

Nigeria
Mummy G.O.: Nigeria’s Much-Derided Pentecostal Preacher Enunciates a Powerful Social Critique

Within the space of a few months, fifty-five-year-old evangelist Olufunmilayo Adebayo, popularly known as Mummy G.O., has gone from the relative obscurity of downscale Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, to the most discussed subject in contemporary Nigerian Pentecostalism. The target of a blizzard of savage internet memes and unrelenting mockery, the founder and leader of the self-styled Rapture Proclaimer Evangelical Church of God (RAPEC) has been getting all the attention in a context where the leading—and mostly male—clerical figures dominate the news as a matter of course.

Worshippers attending mass wear face masks and sit in individual chairs six feet away from each other.

March 11, 2022

U.S. Department of Defense
Why DoD’s New Approach to Data and Artificial Intelligence Should Enhance National Defense

The DoD’s updated efforts on artificial intelligence (AI) are requiring some disruptive organizational changes, but this is a sign of real commitment to AI and data leadership.

DOCUMENT DATE: March 03, 2022 The Pentagon is seen from the air in Washington, U.S., March 3, 2022, more than a week after Russia invaded Ukraine.

February 1, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Bahar Dutt: U.S.-India Climate Change Cooperation Needs a Revamp

India has made ambitious pledges to reduce its emissions. The United States can help it transition to green energy.

Bahar Dutt, Environmental Journalist and Author

January 27, 2022

India
Bahar Dutt: U.S.-India Climate Change Cooperation Needs a Revamp

India has made ambitious pledges to reduce its emissions. The United States can help it transition to green energy.

Bahar Dutt stands behind a TV camera as it snows.

December 30, 2021

2021 in Review
Five Good Foreign Policy News Stories in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are five positive stories on the foreign policy front that happened in the past year. 

A rocket ship takes off at night.

January 5, 2022

South Africa
Reflections: Former Asst. Sec. for Africa Walter Kansteiner on the George W. Bush Administration's Zimbabwe Policy

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner reflects on his dealing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki in formulating U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2003.

Walter Kansteiner sits and addresses the media. An American flag is situated behind him.

December 28, 2021

2021 in Review
Ten American Foreign Policy Notables Who Died in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are ten influential U.S. foreign policy figures who passed away this year. 

American flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half-staff as the sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol Building.

December 1, 2021

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Two Cheers for the Department of Defense’s New Data and Artificial Intelligence Leadership Initiative

The reorganization proposal will face bureaucratic hurdles, but if it succeeds, it could make U.S. data and AI leadership more likely.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaking into a microphone. Behind him is a sign with an image of the Pentagon.

November 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations