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December 12, 2019

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2020

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand nineteen witnessed many significant anniversaries: the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versa…

Iwo Jima

April 10, 2019

India
National Security and the Indian Elections

India begins elections for its lower house on April 11. This will be the world’s largest democratic exercise, and will last through May 19, with ballots counted on May 23. I had the chance to ask Dr…

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Kolkata, India, April 3, 2019.

February 8, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
An Alternative Perspective on the U.S. Decision to Recognize Tshisekedi

In the daily Africa in Transition blog, on February 6, 2019, Ambassador Michelle Gavin, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program, harshly criticized the United States government’s policy toward the December 2018 presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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August 15, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Kabila Will Not Stand in Elections, but Will Congo Really Change?

After keeping his own citizens and the international community in suspense for over two years past the end of his mandate in 2016, President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo anno…

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May 27, 2016

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Deadly Kenyan Protests, Vietnam’s Labor Rights, Still No Haiti Election

Electoral Violence Starts Early in Kenya In Kenya, police cracked down on opposition protests, killing three and injuring more. With elections still more than a year away, the Coalition for Reforms …

Kenya Protests Edited

December 4, 2015

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Petrobras Corruption Scandal, Elections in Egypt and Venezuela, and Turmoil in Haiti

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Petrobras Probe Widens The Petrobras corrup…

Egypt Election Edited

October 3, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Bahrain: Jail for Insulting the Ministry of Interior

A number of states still imprison people for offending the head of state. When Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was president of Egypt, he did it all the time. As I’ve written here before, Ba…

March 7, 2013

Rule of Law
Land Rights, Equity, and Economic Growth

Counter-intuitively, economic growth (a prerequisite for reducing poverty in the world’s poorest countries) and the well-being of the worst-off and most vulnerable populations are often at odds in th…

china shangpu protests

March 5, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Unstable Oil Markets Affect Nigerian Society

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…

Lagos, Nigeria A woman walks through Olusosun rubbish dump in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos April 18, 2007.

January 20, 2016

Asia
What Indonesia Knows About Blocking the Islamic State

In the wake of the attacks last week in Jakarta, which killed seven people, fears are growing that the archipelago, the largest Muslim-majority nation in the world, is going to be hit by a wave of Is…

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