March 31, 2008United States
Serge Schmemann, a veteran journalist based in Europe, says the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign has generated "a bigger stir than any election I can remember."
May 7, 2007France
Serge Schmemann of the International Herald Tribune says Nicolas Sarkozy’s triumph in the French presidential elections represents “a mandate for change.”
June 5, 2019Diplomacy and International Institutions
In February, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that it would set up a twelve-team-league, Basketball Africa. Slated to begin in 2020, it would be the first time that the NBA helped operate a league outside of the United States and Canada. The league would be in partnership with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), and would build on FIBA’s Africa League.
September 18, 2019Technology and Innovation
This Task Force Report by the Council on Foreign Relations explores how innovation in national security in the U.S. is being outpaced by China.
April 23, 2012Defense and Security
Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko earlier this month released a prominent political opponent and his aide from prison. The move looks to have been in response to tough travel bans and asset f…
March 1, 2012Politics and Government
Russian voters go to the polls this Sunday to pick their next president. The outcome looks to be a foregone conclusion: Vladimir Putin will likely win more than 50 percent of the vote, avoid a runoff…
December 19, 2011
People attend a sanctioned rally on a bridge near Bolotnaya square to protest violations at the parliamentary elections in Moscow on December 10, 2011. (Sergei Karpukhin/courtesy Reuters) When Vladi…
March 20, 2012Defense and Security
I had the great pleasure to spend the past two days at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Oskee Wow Wow!) To walk the Illinois campus is to see American education at its best. Whether …
May 8, 2012Defense and Security
On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visited a Syrian refugee camp in southeastern Turkey and declared that the Assad regime’s days are numbered. Over the last few months, Turkey has take…