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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

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

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 …

July 24, 2015

Iran
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Obama in East Africa, Democratic Backsliding, and Diplomatic Openings

This is a post in a new series on the Development Channel,“This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Each week, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program will highlight noteworthy events and art…

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July 15, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Burundi: What Went Wrong?

This is a guest post by Claire Wilmot, an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program. She is a master of global affairs candidate at the University of Toronto. Over the weekend, 170 …

Burundi Protester

June 26, 2015

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: African Progress, EU Transparency, Term Limits, Foreign Aid, and War Crimes

This post is part of the series, “This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Each Friday, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, will highlight the week’s noteworthy events and articles. Afr…

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December 11, 2014

United States
This Week: Torture Report Reactions, Failed Yemen Rescue, and a Deadly Palestinian Protest

Significant Developments CIA Torture Report. Official reaction in the Middle East to the release yesterday of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on torture has been muted so far, wit…

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December 9, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Restrained South African Reaction to the Murder of Pierre Korkie

Pierre Korkie was a South African teacher working in Yemen, where his wife, Yolande, did hospital relief work. They were kidnapped by al-Qaeda operatives in May 2013. Yolande Korkie was released with…

Yemen al Qaeda

December 8, 2014

Global
Ten Elections to Watch in 2015

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. Indians and Indonesians elected new leaders, while Brazilians and South Africans voted to keep the ones they had. Turks elevated their…

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