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April 13, 2017

Russia
Responding to Russia

Experts explore policy options for the United States and Europe, including the possibility of a Western reset with Russia and the efficacy of sanctions.

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February 8, 2017

South Africa
Jacob Zuma and the State of the South African Nation

On February 9, President Jacob Zuma will deliver South Africa’s annual State of the Nation speech in parliament. The substance of the speech is likely to be a mixture of policy stability with calls f…

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October 21, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Possible Withdraw from the International Criminal Court

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma administration’s notice to the United Nations of its intention to withdraw from the International criminal Court (ICC) has been received with consternation by civil society …

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September 19, 2016

United States
Nuclear Modernization: Is the United States Headed for a New Arms Race?

Experts discuss U.S. policy towards nuclear modernization, the costs and benefits of developing a new generation of nuclear weapons, and the effects on the balance of power among nuclear states.

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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

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…

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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…

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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 19, 2015

Angola
Assessing Angola's Political and Economic Future

Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti discusses peace, national unity, and development in Angola as it celebrates forty years of independence.

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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…

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