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December 27, 2012

Politics and Government
Ten World Leaders Who Died in 2012

Yesterday I wrote about ten American foreign policy luminaries who died in 2012. Below are ten significant foreign leaders and diplomats who died in 2012. Raymond Aubrac (b. 1914) was a leader of …

Journalists watch workers install some of the 288 Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball in New York (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters).

September 26, 2013

Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, discusses Iranian foreign policy.

September 26, 2013

Iran
Iran's Place in the World

Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, discusses Iran's place in the world.

October 15, 2013

Pakistan
No Exit from Pakistan

The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.

September 10, 2008

Thailand
The Muslim Insurgency in Southern Thailand

Amid political uncertainty in Bangkok, a violent insurgency continues in the country’s majority Malay Muslim provinces in the south, with no possible settlement in sight.

March 12, 2014

India
Indian Politics: From Identity to Governance

This post is part of a series on the Indian elections. In the fall of 1990, I got off an Air India flight and landed in Delhi for the first time. I was taking part in a college semester abroad progr…

Election Commission of India

February 4, 2014

India
A Closer Look at FDI Flip-flopping in India

Last month, the new Delhi government—led by the upstart Aam Aadmi Party—sent a letter to the federal government mere days after taking office notifying it of their decision to rescind a relatively ne…

protester against FDI in retail sector

April 5, 2014

Conference on Diversity in International Affairs 2014

CFR hosted the second annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) on Apr…

April 8, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tracking South Africa’s Democracy in Real Time

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

A search of FACTIVA’s database revealed preliminary evidence that reporting on service delivery protests has been increasing since the early 2000s, with a sharp downturn in 2013. However, this data is limited by internal factors such as FACTIVA’s addition of new sources and external factors like the media’s use of the term “service delivery protest.” Source: FACTIVA

May 15, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: What Does "Service Delivery" Really Mean?

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration students at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. They …

Protesters take part in a service delivery protest in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, February 5, 2014.