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April 29, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

A taxi passes an electoral poster for Cameroonian President Paul Biya in a market in Yaounde.

September 18, 2014

United States
A Conversation With Representative Sander Levin

Representative Sander Levin discusses U.S. Congress and the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

May 8, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal jeopardizes the unprecedented visibility international inspectors now have into Iran’s nuclear program.

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May 3, 2017

European Union
Reprieve or Reform in Europe?

MILAN – The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s …

A demonstrator wears an EU flag.

May 5, 2017

Media
Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Last week, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted the fifth annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Caree…

Calvin Sims and Mira Patel at the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs’ keynote panel.

May 4, 2017

South Korea
Understanding South Korea’s Tense Election

South Korea’s tumultuous political season culminates in a May 9 presidential election, with front-runner Moon Jae-in favoring a softer stance toward North Korea.

May 3, 2017

Somalia
The Presidential Policy Guidance and Somalia

This is a guest post by Rishav Shah, an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Rishav is a graduate of McGill University, where he double majored in International Develop…

Somali soldier taking cover.

May 2, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 22 - April 28

 Weekly update on incidents of violence in Nigeria.

May 2, 2017

China
Why Hollywood Needs More Than Just “Chinese Ingredients”

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

Actor Jackie Chan reacts as he accepts his honorary award as actor Chris Tucker (C) looks on at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California on U.S., November 12, 2016. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

April 28, 2017

Doubts About U.S. Assistance to Egypt

Over the last forty years the United States has given Egypt tens of billions of dollars in military and economic assistance. The aid process has been on automatic pilot, with the United States delive…