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March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Sub-Saharan Africa Has Fourteen Billionaires, eight of whom are in South Africa and seven of whom are white.


February 4, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
South African Black Billionaire and the “Patriotic Bourgeoisie”

On January 30, 2013, Patrice Motsepe pledged to give half of the income generated by his family assets to charity. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) issued a press release congratulating Mot…

Patrice Motsepe, Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals, South Africa, attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 30, 2009.

July 23, 2019

North Korea
Sino-U.S. Strategic Competition Impedes a Nuclear Deal With North Korea

The Chinese view an expanding North Korean nuclear program as hastening the erosion of American credibility throughout Asia, and eventually contributing to China’s assumption of the role of regional …

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on November 9, 2017.

July 25, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
“Africa: Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa – Violence and Transition in Post Settler-Colonial States”

This is the title of a short, thoughtful–and thought-provoking–article by Brian Raftopoulos, Solomon Mungure, Nicky Roussea, and Masheti Masinjila that originally appeared in Solidarity Peace Trust b…

Nyirenda Nami, 76, shows her ID card as she waits to vote in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold, March 29, 2008.

September 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Huge Diamond Mined in South Africa

Diamonds are associated with glamour and South Africa. The Cullinan Mine, east of Pretoria, is famous for diamonds of the huge variety, including the ‘Cullinan Diamond,’ at 3,106 carets, the largest …

Petra Cullinan Diamonds

March 31, 2016

Macri’s Surprising Honeymoon

By all accounts, Mauricio Macri has had a remarkable honeymoon since he was inaugurated December 10, quickly moving to revise Argentina’s economic policies, restructure its relations with the world, …

Macris Surprising Honeymoon - LAM

September 26, 2011

Defense and Security
F-16s, Taiwan, and America’s Future in Asia

A formation of military fighter jets perform during an Air Force demonstration in Taipei. (Nicky Loh/courtesy Reuters) I noted in last week’s Friday File that the White House had approved a $5 billi…

A formation of military AT-3 fighter jets perform during an airforce demonstration at Songshan airport in Taipei September 2, 2007. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN)

October 20, 2010

U.S.-China Trade Conflict is Here to Stay. But …

In my “other” life—as head of the Asia practice group at a political risk consulting firm—I’ve learned that at least some players in the financial markets tend to think vertically about trade confl…

U.S.-China Trade Conflict is Here to Stay.  But …

November 30, 2010

Money Laundering and U.S.-Nigeria Relations

This weekend, I will be at the Achebe Colloquium on Africa at Brown University.  I am participating on two panels, one that is looking at the consequences of money laundering in Nigeria. Nigerians o…

Money Laundering and U.S.-Nigeria Relations

December 28, 2021

2021 in Review
Ten American Foreign Policy Notables Who Died in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are ten influential U.S. foreign policy figures who passed away this year. 

American flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half-staff as the sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol Building.