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June 29, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict This Week: June 29, 2018

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

The Chakmarkul refugee camp is seen after a storm, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on June 10, 2018.

December 28, 2017

United States
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

Kohl 1989

August 11, 2016

Nigeria
Boko Haram’s Factional Feud

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn. Jacob is a fellow of African affairs at The Jamestown Foundation in Washington DC. Since Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to self-proclaimed I…

Boko Haram’s Factional Feud

November 5, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Religious Leaders Complain About Local Corruption

In countries where corruption has become “structural,” distorting much of daily life, it can assume very localized forms. A petition by thirty-two imams, deputy imams, and muezzins of certain mosques…

Corruption Nigeria

August 25, 2008

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Institutions and Civil Society

A look into Pakistan’s institutions, civil society, and the various players less known.

November 8, 2012

United States
Middle Eastern Reactions to President Obama’s Reelection

“It made my day… I and my friends expected war if Romney won.” – Sima, a businesswoman in Tehran “President Obama will press for human rights and democracy to leave his marks in history…Also, the re…

U.S. ambassador to Iraq Robert Stephen Beecroft speaks during a news conference in Baghdad after the announcement of Obama's victory on November 7, 2012 (Mohammed/Courtesy Reuters).

May 8, 2013

Tibet
A Conversation with Sikyong Lobsang Sangay

Please join Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India, and political successor to the Dalai Lama, for a discussion on the situation of Tibe…

May 8, 2013

Tibet
A Conversation with Sikyong Lobsang Sangay

The political successor to the Dalai Lama discusses Tibet.

November 18, 2011

International Organizations
Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

An Afghan man from the Badghis region of northern Afghanistan speaks with Sima Samar (R), the deputy chairperson of the Loya Jirga grand assembly, in Kabul June 15, 2002. (Caren Firouz/ Courtesy Reut…

Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

October 5, 2011

Afghanistan
Looming Threat to Afghan Women’s Rights

With the United States eager to withdraw from Afghanistan and reconciliation with the Taliban considered key to any peace process, Afghan women’s rights are once again in question, writes CFR’s Gayle…