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May 26, 2017

United States
Remembering Whom Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and numerous smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return hom…

Memorial Day 2017

March 11, 2016

Education
Immigration and the 2016 Campaign: The Sad Legacy of Speaker John Boehner

There has been a great deal of ink spilled on the question of who or what is to blame for the meteoric rise of Donald Trump in the Republican Party. The alleged culprits include everything from wage …

JohnBoehner

July 30, 2012

Rising to the Challenge: The National Academies and Innovation Policy

Congressional leaders united in outrage earlier this month when they learned that the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team had been made in China. They would have done better to save their breath and i…

The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC (SwedishCarina/flickr).

January 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Freedom in the World 2011

Tunisians shout slogans as they demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis on January 14, 2011 (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) Freedom in the world is declining. Given Hillar…

Freedom in the World 2011

June 15, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Remarks on Morning in South Africa

The following text is the entirety of John Campbell’s speech delivered as part of the Department of State’s Ralph J Bunche Library Series, on June 8, 2016.  From a certain perspective, South Africa …

Table Mountain

January 4, 2016

Turkey
Erdogan’s Hitler Problem

The Turkish presidency is seeking to clarify President Erdogan's recent remarks in which he favorably compared his vision of an executive presidency with Nazi Germany. This is not the first time he h…

BP01042016

November 19, 2015

Asia
What’s Missing in the Fight Against Early and Child Marriage: Insights from India

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to the advancement of women and U.S. foreign policy interests. This ar…

India-girls-education-11192015-617

August 6, 2015

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: Cleaning Up the Mess at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

This was originally posted by my colleague John Campbell on his Africa in Transition blog. John was formerly U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and is currently the Ralph Bunche senior fellow at the Council …

Nigeria blog photo

December 19, 2013

North Korea
North Korean Leadership Tremors: Catalyst for U.S.-ROK-China Cooperation?

I participated last Friday morning in a perfectly timed, wide-ranging panel discussion hosted by The Korea Society and named in honor of Robert A. Scalapino, formerly Professor of Political Science a…

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September 18, 2012

United States
Pundits Whiff on the Middle East

Like the mythical cold fusion, the Middle East is a self-sustaining source of energy, providing limitless material for U.S. policymakers and pundits. While the Obama administration may have announced…

US Embassy Consulate Libya