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January 23, 2006

Humanitarian Intervention
More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa

5:30-6:15 p.m. Cocktail Buffet6:15-7:30 p.m. MeetingMembers may bring a guest to this event.

January 23, 2006

Humanitarian Intervention
CFR Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NYSOLEDAD O’BRIEN:  Good evening, everybody, thanks for being with us.  We certainly appreciate it.  I want to welcome you to today’s Council on Foreign Relatio…

February 9, 2009

Emerging Markets
Davos, the Poor, and the Crash of ’08

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says the recent Davos economic forum failed to provide any blue print for reconciling the financial crisis and development aid needs. She predicts donor nations will …

March 12, 2012

United States
The Multilateral View

The President of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick, addresses the CFR's Council of Councils inaugural conference. The Council of Councils is an international initiative designed to connect leading …

March 12, 2012

United States
The Multilateral View

RICHARD N. HAASS: Well, good afternoon and welcome to today's lunch program of this first ever -- but we hope first of many -- gathering of the Council of Councils, as we are calling it. Just a coup…

May 30, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Fuel Subsidy Haunts Nigeria — Again

According to the Nigerian press, funding for the fuel subsidy has run out, with seven months left in the year. Further, the press quotes the executive secretary of the Major Oil Marketers Association…

A member of the Nigerian Bar Association holds up a placard to protest a fuel subsidy removal in Lagos January 5, 2012.

January 18, 2012

Nigeria
Nigeria: Beyond the Fuel Subsidy

In the shameless promotion category, I did an article, “The End of Nigeria’s Strike May Not Calm Oil Markets,” that appeared Monday in the electronic version of Foreign Affairs. It looks at the demon…

People protest on a street in Nigeria's northern city of Kano before the suspension of a nationwide strike by labour unions, January 16, 2012.

April 6, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Malian Rebels Proclaim Independent Country of Azawad

Above the Fold. Tuareg rebel fighters in northern Mali today declared the independent country of Azawad. The announcement comes on the heels of the rebels’ rapid success in driving government forces …

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April 13, 2012

International Organizations
Dr. Kim and the World Bank’s Health Role

An examination of the World Bank’s evolution as a global health actor and Jim Yong Kim’s career in public health raises questions about how he would handle the role of president, writes CFR’s Laurie …

October 11, 2012

International Organizations
The Case for IMF Quota Reform

The IMF and World Bank leaders meet in Tokyo this week for their fall meetings. Four experts discuss the failure of IMF leaders to implement agreed-upon governance reform.