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October 12, 2016

Americas
Mexico’s Corrupt Governors

Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumben…

Javier Duarte, governor of the state of Veracruz, attends a news conference in Xalapa, Mexico, August 10, 2015 (Reuters/Stringer).

October 11, 2016

United States
Mexico’s Corrupt Governors

Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumben…

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June 10, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from June 3 to June 10, was compiled with…

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April 1, 2016

Global
State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Teaching Notes for State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Joshua Kurlantzick.

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November 10, 2015

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 240 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

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October 15, 2015

Asia
The U.S. Trade Agenda and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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December 4, 2014

China
Alisha Sud: China’s Investments in Brazil Spark Public Concern

Alisha Sud is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In October, Baidu, China’s top search engine, bought Peixe Urbano, Brazil’s largest internet marketplace for local comme…

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend the official photo session for the meeting of China and CELAC at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia July 17, 2014. Brazil hosts the meeting of China and Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS)

November 22, 2014

Saudi Arabia
Weekend Reading: After Sultan Qaboos, Bahrain Goes To The Polls, and Saudi Arabia’s Elites

Georgia Travers considers the implications of rumors about Sultan Qaboos’ health on Omani political society. Faten Bushehri assesses the state of Bahrain on the eve of its parliamentary elections. …

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November 10, 2014

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 239 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

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July 29, 2014

India
India: Tough Talk and the Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement

Last week India’s top trade negotiators told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that India would not support the package of trade facilitation measures that had been agreed to last December at the Ba…

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