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September 3, 2015

Human Rights
UNRWA Again: UN Employees Incite Hatred

I’ve written before about the United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian "refugees," UNRWA-- here, here, and here--but the subject must be revisited in light of new discoveries by the invaluable …

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

April 20, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Why Europe Can’t Bring Peace to the Middle East

Lady Catherine Ashton, the EU’s top foreign policy official, has received a remarkable letter from the "European Eminent Persons Group on the Middle East Peace Process." This self-selected collectivi…

April 4, 2012

Lebanon
Will Assad Return To Killing Lebanese Leaders?

Throughout the past decade there have been a series of assassinations and attempted murders of political leaders in Lebanon. Almost all of these plots have one common element: the person whose life w…

Samir Geagea

February 12, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sitting on Tied Hands: The African Union & Burundi

Tyler Falish is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program, and a student in Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development. On Feb…

AU_burundi

March 8, 2016

Elections and Voting
Africa’s Leadership

It is no secret that bad leadership at the top has long been a brake on the economic, political, and social development of certain African countries. Many years the Mo Ibrahim Prize for leadership by…

Mugabe_92_birthday

November 13, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Burundi’s Political Divide

This is a guest post by Claire Wilmot, a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program. She is a master of global affairs candidate at the University of Toronto. You can follow he…

Burundi President

November 12, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
UN Passes Burundi Resolution

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution condemning killings and torture occurring in Burundi. The French-introduced resolution, sounds the alarm about the widespread bloodshed and potential …

Burundi VP

June 7, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Land "Expropriation Bill"

There is less than meets the eye to the South African parliament’s passage at the end of May of a land reform bill, called the “Expropriation Bill.” Ostensibly, the new legislation has some similarit…

Islamist Terrorism in SA

December 30, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
What to Watch: Africa 2016

While western governments are currently transfixed on events in Iraq and Syria, it is important that they do not forget Africa. Boko Haram has become the world’s deadliest terrorist organization and …

Africa 2016