September 10, 2019Election 2020
The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.
April 18, 2013Sub-Saharan Africa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbRgvDFtAs&feature=player_embedded In a CFR meeting this week, Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Program, discussed the newly released 2013…
September 7, 2016United States
Tony Blinken discusses multilateral diplomacy and U.S. global leadership.
June 13, 2019Boko Haram
Abdulbasit Kassim, leading Boko Haram scholar, recently discovered a thirty-eight-minute recording of a purported Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) communique. I translated it from the original Kanuri. It provides a particular version and explanation of ISWA's immediate history, and sheds light on why the group executed Mamman Nur, one of the Boko Haram’s founding fathers and an influential ideologue, its internal decision-making, and ISWA’s relationship with the Islamic State (IS). It is not clear, however, the extent to which what is described in the audio is true to what actually happened.
September 22, 2016Global
Tony Blair and Irina Bokova discuss the role of education and civil society in preventing global extremism and raising awareness among governments.