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June 15, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Remarks on Morning in South Africa

The following text is the entirety of John Campbell’s speech delivered as part of the Department of State’s Ralph J Bunche Library Series, on June 8, 2016.  From a certain perspective, South Africa …

Table Mountain

June 3, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Hillary Clinton Questions Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Fitness

Hillary Clinton used her highly touted speech in San Diego yesterday to lace into Donald Trump. Her message was simple: Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different–they are dangerously incoherent. …

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May 23, 2016

Europe
The Case for More Public Investment in Germany is Strong

Last week, Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal argued that Germany should focus on raising private wages rather than increasing public investment as part of a broader critique of Germany’s inclusion o…

March 11, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa Unlikely to Join Nigeria in Fight Against Boko Haram

Following a press briefing by Nigerian Defense Minister Mansur Dan-Ali, Nigerian media are saying that South Africa is joining the fight against Boko Haram, the radical jihadist movement that has kil…

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December 16, 2015

Health
The Future of the WHO: Lessons Learned and Priorities for Institutional Reform

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa underscored the i…

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attend a meeting at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, during the height of the Ebola crisis on October 1, 2014.

October 27, 2015

Politics and Government
Legitimizing Xenophobia: How South Africa Breeds Distrust of Foreigners

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia Business School. Twenty-five years ago South Africans sought global assistance to create an inclusi…

Xenophobia

August 10, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Preventing the Third Intifada

Patrick Romano is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. If tensions escalate further, the West Bank could erupt in a violent uprising—sometimes referred …

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July 15, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Five Things I Learned About the Future of Solar Power and the Electricity Grid

Nestled in the foothills of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado, the Energy Department’s  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was established in 1977 to help bring new energy technologies to mark…

The entrance to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado

April 8, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Coming Clean: Was Justice Served in the Ivory Coast Trial of Simone Gbagbo?

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Ivorian politics are colorful. Yet it may still surprise …

Laurent and Simone Gbagbo

March 20, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Weekend Reading: Wasting Capital on a New Capital, Jihadism in Tunisia, and Israel’s Election

Khaled Fahmy criticizes the Egyptian government’s plan to invest money in building a new capital rather than fixing Cairo’s endemic problems. Simon Cordall investigates the social and intellectual a…

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