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July 17, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Comedies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: comedy movies.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: To Be or Not to Be/Rotten Tomatoes; Ninotchka/IMDB; Good Morning, Vietnam/Amazon; Stripes/TV Guide; Three Kings/Rotten Tomatoes; The Death of Stalin/Amazon.

March 8, 2017

Development
International Women’s Day

This post is co-authored by Anne Connell, assistant director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Wednesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an int…

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July 2, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Central African Republic: “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. The devastating yet disorganized fury and violence over the past eighteen mont…

Seleka fighters take a break as they sit on a pick-up truck in the town of Goya, June 11, 2014.  (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters)

December 12, 2011

International Organizations
Nuggets from the World Policy Conference

Austrian President Heinz Fischer makes a speech at the opening of the World Policy Conference at the historic Hofburg palace in Vienna December 9, 2011. The World Policy Conference is devoted to the …

Nuggets from the World Policy Conference

December 16, 2011

Wars and Conflict
Ivory Coast Off the International Radar Screen – Prematurely?

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara (C) casts a ballot at a polling station in Cocody, December 11, 2011. (Thierry Gouegnon/Courtesy Reuters) Abidjan and other Ivorian urban centers appea…

Ivory Coast Off the International Radar Screen – Prematurely?

September 29, 2011

China
China, South Africa, and the Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R), presents the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award to South African Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a ceremony in Brusse…

China, South Africa, and the Dalai Lama

August 1, 2011

Ivory Coast
New Report on Displacements and Conflict in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Guillaume Soro greets members of the army during a change of command ceremony at the army's headquarters in Plateau, Abidjan. (Thierry Gouegnon/Courtesy Reuters) …

New Report on Displacements and Conflict in Ivory Coast

November 3, 2011

Ivory Coast
Low School Attendance Marks Slow Recovery for Ivory Coast

Damage to a school building located near the military camp of Akouedo is seen following fire from U.N. and French military aircraft in Abidjan April 10, 2011. (Thierry Gouegnon/Courtesy Reuters) In …

Low School Attendance Marks Slow Recovery for Ivory Coast

June 17, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Is NATO Headed for History’s Ash Heap?

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference at the end of a NATO defense ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on June 9, 2011. (Thierry Roge/courtesy Reuters) …

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference at the end of a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on June 9, 2011. (Thierry Roge/courtesy Reuters)

January 26, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
New Human Rights Watch Report on Cote d’Ivoire

Members of Ivory Coast's Young Patriots youth movement take part in a demonstration to show support for incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo near the U.S. embassy in Abidjan January 25, 2011. (Thierr…

New Human Rights Watch Report on Cote d’Ivoire