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August 22, 2007

Eritrea
Lyons: Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict Fueling Somalia Crisis

Terrence Lyons, an expert on the Horn of Africa, says despite U.S. concerns about al-Qaeda, it is local rivalries driving conflicts in Somalia and elsewhere in the region.

August 20, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Being in Combat

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about the experience of war. 

Three movie posters: Platoon (a helmet lies upside down beneath a line of soldiers); The Thin Red Line (a close up of three soldiers’ faces in grass); 1917 (two soldiers run into a sunrise).

December 12, 2006

Ethiopia
Ethiopia-Eritrea Proxy War in Somalia Risks Broader Regional Conflict, Warns New Council Report

Conflict in the Horn of Africa is escalating rapidly as power struggles within Somalia are exacerbated by military support that both Ethiopia and Eritrea give to the opposing parties there. Ethiopia …

December 14, 2006

Sub-Saharan Africa
Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Overview The greater Horn of Africa—including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda—is a region of strategic importance. It is also a region in crisis. Avoiding Conflic…

April 21, 2017

United States
Teaching With Model Diplomacy

Brandon J. Archuleta, Alynna J. Lyon, Earl Anthony Wayne, and Allison Stanger discuss using CFR's Model Diplomacy simulation in class with their students.

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February 13, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Corrosion of World Order in the Age of Donald Trump

Can the world still work together to address today’s most pressing global challenges? A broken economic order, Trump’s incoherent foreign policy, and the corrosion of trust offer little to be optimis…

An American flag is illuminated in the empty U.S. Capitol rotunda in Washington, U.S. on January 24, 2020.

February 22, 2007

Somalia
Somalia's Second Chance?

Recent weeks have witnessed a dramatic turn of events in Somalia, including the defeat of the Islamic Courts in the capital, international economic and development assistance to stabilize the country…

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February 12, 2020

Climate Change
Dimming the Sky

As climate change accelerates, some scientists are researching ways to alter our climate to slow down warming. But the method, called solar geoengineering, comes with some serious risks. 

Podcast A hazy sky above the clouds where solar geoengineering could occur.

October 18, 2019

United States
Trump Kills the G7's Legitimacy

Questions of legitimacy have long plagued the G7. The Trump administration's announcement of the Trump National Doral resort as the venue for next year's summit marks a new low.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to a news conference at the end of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.

September 18, 2018

United Kingdom
Brexit, Voice, and Loyalty: Britain’s Torturous EU Exit and the Dilemmas of National Sovereignty

In choosing to leave the EU, British voters decided that Brexit was the only way to preserve their national sovereignty. But in choosing to leave that club, they are experiencing the trade-offs inher…

An official carries a Union Jack flag ahead of a news conference by Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, Belgium on July 20, 2017.