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December 14, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Release of the Finance Minister’s Mother: Good News From Nigeria

Kamene Okonjo was released early on Friday, December 14. Eighty-two years of age, she is the mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Few details are available concerning the exact c…

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a media briefing in Pretoria 23/03/2012.

July 15, 2009

Cuba
News Release: CFR Latin America Studies Director Authors Primer on History and Politics of Cuba

In her new book, CUBA: What Everyone Needs to Know, CFR Senior Fellow and Director for Latin America Studies Julia E. Sweig provides a straightforward guide to Cuba’s politics, its often fraught rela…

June 23, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Thoughts on the SPR Release

The Obama administration announced this morning that it would release thirty million barrels of light sweet crude from the U.S. strategic petroleum reserves. I have mixed feelings about the announcem…

September 24, 1999

United States
Arming the Future Press Release

August 10, 1999, New York City—The end of the Cold War created a crisis for the American military industrial complex, as procurement spending dropped by over 60% in a decade and the export market imp…

November 7, 2018

India
Good News and Not-So-Great News: This Week in Economic Ties With India

Earlier this week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that India, along with seven other countries, would receive an exemption from the newly-imposed U.S. sanctions on oil imports from Iran. Thi…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

June 6, 2005

CFR News
Foreign Affairs Releases June Bestseller List

Foreign Affairs magazine has released its latest rankings of the top-selling books on American foreign policy and international affairs compiled in cooperation with Barnes & Noble. For the second mon…

August 9, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram Faction Releases Book on History and Ideology

The book likely represents the public views of one of Yusuf’s sons and the current ISWAP leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who became very close to Abubakar Shekau after the former’s father was killed in 2009.

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March 20, 2019

Indonesia
Indonesia’s Election: Southeast Asia’s Drifting Heavyweight

Indonesia’s high-stakes vote for president is likely to result in more political stagnation for the world’s third-largest democracy.

A man stands in front of an Indonesian election campaign mural

March 20, 2019

Algeria
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Algeria

The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.

People take part in a protest demanding immediate political change in Algiers, Algeria March 12, 2019

March 19, 2019

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Collateral Freedom: Proceed with Caution

Increasing collateral damage is an effective way of fighting censorship and expanding internet freedom. If we want to keep it that way, we ought to know its limitations

Sina Weibo's booth is pictured at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2017 in Beijing, China April 28, 2017.