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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

January 3, 2014

Lebanon
Hezbollah

Hezbollah’s long-standing resistance to Israel gained this Lebanon-based Shiite political party and militant group broad support, but its involvement in Syria’s civil war may jeopardize its domestic …

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut

October 15, 2015

Global
Think Like the Enemy, Urges Zenko in New Book on Red Teams

With the U.S. government still dealing with the fallout from the cyber theft of over twenty million personnel records in 2014—one of the largest data breaches in history—a new book from Council on Fo…

November 1, 2015

Military Operations
Red Team

Read excerpts from Red Team. Red teaming is a practice as old as the role of the Devil’s Advocate, the eleventh-century Vatican official charged with discrediting candidates for sainthood. Today, …

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.

February 29, 2016

Afghanistan
HBO What To Do About Afghanistan

Experts assess the current situation in Afghanistan, analyze U.S. involvement, and offer policy options moving forward.

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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…

indonesia-jakarta-islamic state

February 2, 2016

Thailand
Southeast Asia’s Democratic Regression and the Rise of Islamic State-Linked Militants

Read Part 2 here and Part 3 here.  Part 1 On January 14, militants struck in one of Jakarta’s busiest shopping and office districts. At around 11 am, one attacker blew up a suicide bomb at a Starbu…

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