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May 14, 2019

China
China’s Maritime Disputes

China’s growing assertiveness amid territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas has raised concerns about armed conflict.

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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.

May 23, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Health Watch: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

South African media is reporting that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 93, has “worsening health problems.” Apparently, his wife Grace “is in a quandary: she has to deal with Mugabe’s health challen…

Robert Mugabe on a panel at the World Economic Forum.

November 29, 2016

Global
A Conversation With Robert Greifeld

Robert Greifeld discusses how the recent and upcoming elections in France, Germany, and the United States might affect trade, markets, and the future of globalization.

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February 18, 2014

Trade
The North American Summit: Robert Pastor's Roadmap for Progress

This week's meeting in Toluca, Mexico between President Obama and his Canadian and Mexican counterparts offers a long overdue opportunity to jump start a new North American agenda. What should it loo…

A monument marks the border between the U.S. and Mexico in Laredo, Texas (Jessica Rinaldi/Courtesy Reuters).

May 22, 2017

Donald Trump
President Trump’s Peace Efforts Require A Regional Approach

President Donald Trump’s non-stop flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv is being described as the first ever non-stop flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel. That the Saudis allowed this direct flight, usua…

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March 13, 2013

The Renewing America Interview: Robert Reischauer on Fiscal Reform

This week, for the first time in more than ninety years, both houses of Congress put out their annual budget proposals before the White House, an anomaly that reflects the topsy-turvy world of fiscal…

A view of the House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol (Ron Cogswell/Courtesy Flickr).

May 16, 2017

Cybersecurity
Don’t Blame NSA for WannaCry

When giving talks on cybersecurity, I often get asked what keeps me up at night. My short, and glib answer is my four-year-old (he really is a horrible sleeper). I certainly don’t sit up at night wor…

NSA Headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

May 1, 2017

Palestinian Territories
Palestinian President Abbas’ Washington Challenge

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faces one of the greatest negotiating challenges of his political career on Wednesday when he meets President Trump at the White House: He must convince many skept…

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May 1, 2017

United Kingdom
Brexit: Now for the Hard Part

The weekend’s European Union (EU) Summit provided little love for UK prime minister Theresa May. Leaders approved a tough opening position in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, and warned against “com…