October 2, 2019Tanzania
On September 8, a woman in her mid-thirties died in Tanzania of apparently Ebola-like symptoms. Tanzanian health officials conducted an autopsy, but ruled that Ebola was not the cause of death. The p…
May 6, 2019Diplomacy and International Institutions
https://www.cfr.org/interactive/councilofcouncils/reportcard2019/#!/ Global think tank leaders grade the world's performance and prospects for 2019.
October 17, 2019Taiwan
The Fall 2019 Treasury Foreign Exchange Report should send a strong warning to Thailand, Taiwan, and Singapore that their current pattern of intervention in the market would put them at risk of futur…
September 18, 2019Technology and Innovation
The United States has led the world in innovation, but China is closing the gap. A CFR Task Force says that the United States needs an ambitious plan of public and private investment in science and t…
November 8, 2019Nigeria
Housing for professionals working in the modern economy are challenged in most of the world’s mega-cities. Lagos is no exception, as profiled by the BBC. Its reporter estimates that “middle-to-high-income” housing can cost between $5,000 and $40,000 a year. But the practice of paying a year’s worth of rent upfront sets Lagos apart: the BBC’s reporter was asked for between $11,000 and $22,000 for a two-bedroom apartment with electricity in a good Lagos neighborhood, Victoria Island.
November 8, 2019Election 2020
Each week, I look at what the presidential candidates are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.