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November 29, 2017

Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe: Icon and Kleptocrat

Zimbabwe’s founding father, Robert Mugabe, ushered his country into independence, then established a tyrannical regime and presided over the destruction of the economy. He was ousted in a November pa…

Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe president

February 13, 2018

South Africa
Jacob Zuma’s Undoing

The scandal-plagued leader’s removal could set the party of Nelson Mandela on a path toward reestablishing South Africa as a role model for the rest of the continent.

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (left) and President Jacob Zuma stand at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town.

November 3, 2017

Kenya
What Went Wrong With Kenya’s Elections?

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s impasse over the 2017 election has cast a shadow on Kenya’s future.

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

January 13, 2016

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Future Hinges on Its States

The spotlight is on Nigeria’s new president as he tries to tackle a vicious insurgency and steep economic problems but the crucial actors in trying to stabilize Africa’s most populous country are at …

April 13, 2016

Global
CRISPR: Transformative and Troubling

A new genetic technology has the potential to cure diseases and boost plant, insect, and human lives, but it also poses profound ethical questions.

August 9, 2012

Intelligence
NYPD’s Powers of Threat Perception

The NYPD’s new "Domain Awareness System" raises familiar questions about privacy and transparency that are likely to spark a debate at multiple levels of government, writes CFR’s Matthew Waxman.

March 28, 2011

Libya
The Debate Over U.S. Libya Intervention

As President Obama prepares to present his case for the Libya intervention, congressional members are squaring off over it. The president is on solid legal ground, but it could erode if Libyan operat…

November 22, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Terrorism Trials and Detention’s Future

The Ghailani verdict focuses renewed attention on the debate over how to detain and prosecute terrorism suspects, which will persist until the Obama administration comes up with a firm policy, says C…

December 5, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Problematic Terrorist Detention Bill

Detainee policy that would mandate military custody for al-Qaeda suspects captured in the United States could have a detrimental impact on U.S. counterterrorism operations, say CFR legal experts Matt…

February 13, 2013

United States
The Long Road of U.S. Fiscal Reform

The president’s annual address set the stage for more political wrangling over U.S. fiscal policy at a time when decisiveness is crucial for the economy, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.