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September 7, 2012

Economics
Review of Dealing Death and Drugs

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat running for the 16th District of Texas (El Paso and its environs), and a shoe-in for the seat. Among his many accomplishments, th…

Beto - LAM

August 4, 2015

China
How to Make Compromise Compelling: Christensen and Goldstein on U.S.-China Relations

Sitting on the beach—or less fortuitously in an office—with nothing better to do in the last weeks of summer than read a few books on U.S.-China relations? You might want to pick up the new books by …

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets China's President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit, in The Hague March 24 2014. Obama began crisis talks with his European allies on Monday after Ukraine announced the evacuation of its troops from Crimea, effectively yielding the region to Russian forces which stormed one of Kiev's last bases there. Obama, who has imposed tougher sanctions on Moscow than European leaders over its seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, will seek support for his fi

May 29, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: George Pataki, GOP Presidential Candidate

Would you come out of retirement and put your record of never having lost an election on the line in a long-shot bid to be president? George Pataki is doing just that. The three-time governor of New …

Pataki-Foreign-Policy

December 12, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Religious Leaders Advise Political Candidates

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard. Emily is a researcher for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation working on their Religion & Geopolitics resource (religionandgeopolitics.org) in London, England, and…

Buhari 2014

July 31, 2014

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: World War I Poetry

“I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.” Most Americans know the opening lines of the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer. What they probably don’t know is that Kilmer was a war hero—t…

World-War-I-Poetry

September 3, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa, The Summit and Development

This is a guest post by Owen Cylke. Mr. Cylke is a development professional and a retired senior foreign service officer with U.S. Agency for International Development. References to development (ev…

U.S.-Africa Summit

February 3, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Myth of Isolationism, in Africa, at Least

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…

Kenyan workers pluck tea leaves using a new machine at the Uniliver Tea farm in Kericho, 300km west of the capital, Nairobi.

May 29, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Agriculture, Structural Change and the Urban Imperative in African Development

This is a guest post by Owen Cylke. Mr. Cylke is a development professional and a retired senior foreign service officer with USAID. There has been increased discussion of late on repositioning deve…

Street traders covers stalls with umbrellas along abandoned railway line in Nigeria's oil hub city of Port Harcourt December 3, 2012.

May 7, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Development Revisited

This is a guest post by Owen Cylke. Mr. Cylke is a development professional and a retired senior foreign service officer with USAID. A spate of press articles over the past several months speculate …

An aerial view shows the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, April 7, 2009.

December 11, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Revitalizing Africa’s Rural Future

This is a guest post by Owen Cylke. Mr. Cylke is a development professional and a retired senior foreign service officer with USAID. Dr. Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki, Executive Secretary of New Partnershi…

A woman works in a rice mill in Aliade community in the Gwer local government area of the central state of Benue 05/10/2012.