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November 1, 2019

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Israel, and Campaign Advisors

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy.

Bernie Sanders speaks at the J Street National Conference in Washington, DC, on October 28.

April 11, 2019

Sudan
President Omar al-Bashir Is Out. What Is Next for Sudan?

The people of Sudan have earned the world’s admiration and respect. Their bravery, persistence, unity, and discipline have achieved what for so many years had seemed impossible - the end of Omar al-B…

 Sudanese demonstrators celebrate after the announcement that President Omar al-Bashir had been detained and a military council would run the country for a two-year transitional period, Khartoum, Sudan April 11, 2019.

January 28, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Al-Shabab and Islamic State: A New Rivalry

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. Earlier this month, al-Shabab attacked an African Union (…

al-shabab_au

December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 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…

Sunset-World-Leaders

November 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram: Faces of Terrorism

In the aftermath of attacks on Nairobi, Beirut, Paris, and Bamako over the last few years it is becoming easier to distinguish between the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS), al-Qaeda, and their af…

ISIS BH AQ

September 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Conduct of Kenyan Security Forces a Cause for Concern in Fight Against Al-Shabaab

This is a guest post by Claire Wilmot, a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program. She is a master of global affairs candidate at the University of Toronto. In a report titl…

Kenyan Security Protests