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June 28, 2017

China
Geostrategic Implications of China’s Twin Economic Challenges

As China seeks to reorient the focus of its economy from investment and export to consumption, national security will become a more prominent strategic priority. The United States should recognize this shift and cooperate with China in its move toward a more sustainable growth path.

October 4, 2017

Nuclear Weapons
Ian Dudley/Reuters U.S. Nuclear Weapons Modernization

U.S. strategic and tactical nuclear weapons on land, in the air, and at sea, will undergo costly and extensive modernization in the coming years.

September 5, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Supreme-Court-Elections-Annul Victory for the Rule of Law in Kenya

The Kenyan Supreme Court ruled on Friday to annul the presidential elections that took place on August 8, arguing that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission, the agency charged with con…

August 23, 2017

Angola
João Lourenço Trump Staying the Course with Angola

Rachael Sullivan is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She is currently a Franklin Williams intern at the Council on Foreig…

August 21, 2017

Kenya
Opposition leader Raila Odinga greets supporters after a rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Uneasy Stalemate in Postelection Kenya

The opposition leader’s challenge to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory risks undermining democracy in East Africa’s economic hub.

August 17, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Standard Gauge Railway Regional Challenges in the Wake of the Kenya Elections

Rachael Sullivan is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She is currently a Franklin Williams intern at the Council on Foreig…

August 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigerian Stock Exchange Silicon Valley, Silicon Allee, and…Silicon Lagoon?

Sabriyya Pate is the Franklin Williams Intern with the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United States has Silicon Valley, Germany has Silicon Allee…

August 14, 2017

Israel
BP08142017 Is Zionism "Creepy"? The Question at the Heart of a Social-Media Controversy Deserves an Answer

A Palestinian-American activist's 2012 tweet unleashes a firestorm. But Zionism, good or bad, is not that weird.

May 4, 2017

Vietnam
Mick Jagger 1970 Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for “The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs.” I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

August 3, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-National-Park-Election Scene Setter: Kenya’s August 8 Elections

On Tuesday, August 8, Kenyans will vote to fill about 1,880 positions. The highest profile race is for the president. The leading candidates are the Jubilee party’s Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition …