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February 25, 2019

Beware of Early Announcements for Nigeria's Election

The two leading candidates in Nigeria’s presidential election this past Saturday were President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Everybody wants to know who won, and right away. The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the results of the national elections will start to be announced on February 25.


November 24, 2012

Obama Announces Aid Package to Myanmar

Nathan LaGrave is an intern for the Southeast Asia studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week, during his historic trip to Myanmar, President Obama demonstrated the United States…

U.S. president Barack Obama delivers remarks at the University of Yangon November 19, 2012.

April 24, 2017

Military Operations
How the Pentagon Announces Killing Terrorists Versus Civilians 

This blog post was coauthored with my research associate, Jennifer Wilson.  Last week, the U.S. military announced an accomplishment that has come to define progress in the war on terrorism—the de…


October 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
President Buhari’s Cabinet List Announced

More than four months after he was inaugurated, and more than six months after President Buhari was elected, a partial list of his cabinet nominees has been made public. The senate president read alo…

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February 11, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jega Announces Voter Registration Figures

An electoral officer assists a voter in a makeshift registration centre on the first day of the voters' registration exercise in Lagos January 15, 2011. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) It’…

Jega Announces Voter Registration Figures

April 2, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Announcing Release of Two Nations Indivisible

Dear friends, I’m excited to announce that Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead is now available from Oxford University Press. As many of you know, I have lived, w…

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November 12, 2014

What the Big U.S.-China Climate Announcement Means

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping surprised even the closest climate watchers last night when they jointly announced new emissions-cutting goals for the United States and China. This is a serious diplomati…

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March 16, 2012

A “Hostile” International Response to North Korea’s Satellite Launch Announcement

The New York Times today reports North Korea’s announcement that it will launch a satellite next month as part of festivities to mark the 100th anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s birth.  The story includes…

A Taepodong-2 rocket is launched from the North Korean rocket launch facility in Musudan Ri. (KCNA/Courtesy Reuters)

March 19, 2012

Morning Brief: Apple Announces Plans for Mountain of Cash

This morning Apple announced the company would pay a dividend to shareholders and buy back up to $10 billion in stock, revealing the plan for its $97.6 billion cash hoard (WSJ). As iPads and iPhones …

An Apple store employee checks cash for counterfeit bills after a customer purchased a pair of Apple iPad 2 tablets (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters).

October 11, 2000

Foreign Affairs Announces the Departure of its Managing Editor

New York, NY, October 11, 2000 - Fareed Zakaria, Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, is leaving the magazine after almost eight years on the job. He will become Editor of Newsweek International, and …