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October 4, 2022

West Africa
Stoking Resentment Obscures Foreign Agendas

As African populations continue to reject the status-quo, opportunists find a foothold.

Protesters in Burkina Faso hold up a Russian flag, and a sign that reads "Let's go to the French embassy."

October 4, 2022

Monetary Policy
As Global Recession Looms, a Perilous Moment for Central Banks

Many central banks are navigating turbulent waters as they battle inflation, a strengthening dollar, and an energy crunch. Should they coordinate policy?

People walk past a sign outside a currency exchange office in London.

October 4, 2022

Taiwan
Taiwan Local Elections Are Where China’s Disinformation Strategies Begin

Taiwan’s local elections, not the national ones, incubate China’s disinformation strategies. Civil society is stepping up to fight them.

A woman casts her ballots at a polling station during local elections and referendum on same-sex marriage in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on November 24, 2018.

October 3, 2022

Germany
CFR Welcomes New Fellows on Europe, Human Rights, and Terrorism

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes three new fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program: Liana Fix, José Miguel Vivanco, and Jacob Ware. Liana Fix joins as a fellow for Europe. …

October 3, 2022

Burkina Faso
A Country in Freefall

The latest military coup d’état would seem to be the least of Burkina Faso’s problems.

Two men stand on a vehicle holding a flag together their whilst others below hold flags for Russia and Burkina Faso.

October 3, 2022

China
How China and Pakistan Forged Close Ties

Though ties between China and Pakistan began in the wake of the 1962 Sino-Indian clash, China did not embrace the relationship. By the mid-2000s, the shift in U.S.-India relations and China's own glo…

A Pakistani national flag flies alongside a Chinese national flag in front of the portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

September 30, 2022

International Law
The Case for Creating a Special Tribunal to Prosecute the Crime of Aggression Committed Against Ukraine

[Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Just Security series, Prosecuting the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine. All articles in the series can be found here.] The prospect of creating the Spe…

September 30, 2022

Thailand
Thailand’s Boiling Politics: A Short Blog

The Thai court's decision to allow Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in office does not bode well for Thailand's political climate or institutions.

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha bows his hands

September 30, 2022

Foreign Policy
Lessons From History Series: A Conversation With Henry Kissinger

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses leadership in the twentieth century and lessons for contemporary foreign policy. The Lessons From History Series uses historical analysis a…

Play Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger looks up during his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 10, 2017.

September 30, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: “Women, Life, Freedom”: Protests Continue to Surge Across Iran

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 covers September 24 to September 30.

A man gestures during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police", in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022.