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November 20, 2008

Trade
The African Growth and Opportunity Act

The African Growth and Opportunity Act has boosted U.S.-Africa trade and is viewed favorably by economists. But experts say African states must build trade capacity to benefit fully.

February 17, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
AGOA Post What is the African Growth and Opportunity Act?

This article was originally published on SSA Frontiers.  On May 18, 2000, Congress signed the African Growth and Opportunity Act, commonly known as AGOA, into law. AGOA is a trade program meant to e…

October 9, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
A worker at an export processing zone (EPZ) factory in Athi River, Kenya. AGOA: The U.S.-Africa Trade Program

AGOA is the cornerstone of the U.S.-Africa trade relationship, but declining support has called the program’s value into question.

August 28, 2015

Americas
Workers stand on top of bags of sugar at the Mumias sugar factory in western Kenya February 24, 2015. In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies. With much of the production coming from small rain-fed plots rather than large irrigated plantations, costs are much higher than Kenya's competitors (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Tackling Corruption in Guatemala, Snap Elections, and AGOA’s Challenges

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”  International Anticorruption Efforts Seem…

October 13, 2017

Gender
women peace Three Things to Know: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

Last week, the United States government enacted the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which was signed into law by President Trump on October 6. The bipartisan act will strengthen efforts to pr…

January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

October 9, 2017

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is full of potential, but technological and systemic innovations are needed if we are to take full advantage of it. Varun Sivaram examines the possibilities and explores the future of so…

January 2, 2018

India
Our Time Has Come

Our Time Has Come considers India’s rise, taking stock of the challenges and opportunities as the world's largest democracy defines its place on the global stage.

January 1, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

An authoritative look at South Korea's foreign-policy choices in an increasingly uncertain Asia.

October 9, 2017

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.