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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…

May 1, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Future of News and the Information Revolution

Experts examine how the media industry is adapting to the changing information landscape, from traditional news sources to social and digital platforms, and the effects of these changes on how the pu…

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March 28, 2019

South Africa
Right-Wing White Party Releases Election Manifesto in South Africa

Looking to the May 8 elections, the party rolled-out its election manifesto in early March. Party leader Pieter Groenewald’s speech was mostly in Afrikaans and sounded themes to be found on the white and coloured right.

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April 1, 2014

Israel
Should Pollard Be Released?

 I’m one of the many people, including former officials like George Shultz, who think Jonathan Pollard should be released. Given the nature of his crime, 30 years is enough or more than enough. Yet …

June 6, 2005

International Relations
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…