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August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

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December 28, 2016

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

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December 13, 2016

China
Reading Between the Tweets: Trump, Taiwan, and China

As the Trump-Taiwan-China saga continues to unfold, I thought it might be useful to look at the sequence of events and report on how Chinese scholars are looking at President-Elect Trump’s first fore…

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December 14, 2016

China
What Trump Means for China

Oriana Skylar Mastro is a 2016–2017 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Servic…

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April 29, 2014

Economics
Calling Women

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Henriette Kolb, head of the …

A woman uses a mobile phone near kumquat trees in Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Kham).

December 17, 2012

Americas
Latin America in the Global Economy

A few weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion with Antoine van Agtmael and Claudio Loser (and moderated by Theodore Moran) on Latin America and the global economy. The two pan…

July 18, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Gun Trafficking to Mexico and the ATF

Reformers say never to waste a crisis -- or a scandal. They certainly have found one with the ATF’s Fast and Furious program, in which bureau officials allowed hundreds of firearms to “walk” across t…

Seized weapons are displayed to the media by the Mexican Navy in Mexico City (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).

March 25, 2009

Immigration and Migration
Secretary Clinton, Don’t Forget Immigration

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s heads to Mexico today. The main issue on the agenda with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa will undoubtedly be security. Th…

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December 21, 2015

China
Planning for Korean Unification

This post was coauthored with Sungtae "Jacky" Park, research associate for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week Kim Jong-un marked the fourth anniversary of his succession to…

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February 5, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of February 5, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Indian Supreme Court scheduled to review discriminator…

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