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June 4, 2019

South Africa
Ramaphosa’s Bold Pick for Public Works Minister of South Africa

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on national television the selection of South Africa’s new cabinet. Although there was no surprise to see the names of such competent officials as Pravan Gordhan, Ephraim Patel, Naledi Pandor, Lindiwe Sisulu, and Tito Mboweni, Ramaphosa’s selection of Patricia de Lille as minister of public works and enterprises really “put the cat among the pigeons.”

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October 10, 2018

South Africa
South African Finance Minister Nene Resigns Amid Political Pressure

On October 9, President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister. Critics are accusing Nene of lying about the frequency of his contacts with the notorious Gupta family, which is now being investigated for “state capture.”

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May 5, 2017

South Africa
The ANC Leadership Table: Who is in the Race?

For junkies of South African politics, Ranjeni Munusamy has put together a list of likely candidates for the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) at the upcoming party convention in Dece…

Zuma and Ramaphosa in the shadow of Mandela.

February 5, 2019

Kosovo
A Conversation with Hashim Thaçi

President Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo discusses his country's ten years of independence, its progress in joining international organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, and the coun…

Podcast A Conversation with Hashim Thaçi

September 27, 2018

Greece
A Conversation With Nikos Kotzias

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias discusses Greece's political and economic challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean region, as well as energy issues, the Cyprus dispute, and developments in the Balkans…

Play A Conversation with Nikos Kotzias

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Excerpt: The Marshall Plan

Read an excerpt of The Marshall Plan.

December 10, 2013

China
Nelson Mandela and Capitalism

Andrew Ross Sorkin addresses Nelson Mandela’s transformation from a socialist to a capitalist in the December 10 New York Times. Like other African liberation movements, the African National Congress…

Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) raises the hand of the new President, Thabo Mbeki after he took the oath of office at the Union Buildings in Pretoria June 16.

August 30, 2012

International Organizations
The Nonaligned Movement’s Crisis

Like the West, the developing world is struggling to update global institutions to twenty-first century realities. The Nonaligned Movement (NAM), which holds its sixteenth summit in Tehran this week,…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon poses for a photo with Iran's President Ahmadinejad upon his arrival for 16th summit of Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran

October 3, 2007

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Brent Scowcroft

TIM NAFTALI:  My name is Tim Naftali.  I'm director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a new nonpartisan presidential library opened by the National Archives this summer.  Welco…