International Affairs

Ghana: World's Fastest Growing Economy is Found in Africa - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
[Deutsche Welle] The world's fastest growing economy is located in Africa: Ghana's economic strength is expected to soar in 2019. Many other African countries lag far behind, says the IMF report. What's the secret behind Ghana's success?

Kenya: Farmers Count Losses As Crops Wilt Due to Delayed Rains - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
[Nation] Mzee Paul Sichere Mukhanji, a farmer in Shitaho village in Kakamega County, is a distraught man.

Zimbabwe: Govt Orders Reversal of Bread Price Hike - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT Tuesday reacted swiftly and ordered bread-makers to reverse a 50% bread price hike that had been effected earlier in the day.

Zimbabwe: Govt Will Create 780 000 Jobs in Two Years - Mnangagwa - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has put his head on the block and declared the projects his government has approved will create 780 000 jobs in the next two years.

Nigeria: Senate Receives 2019 Budget Report - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
[Premium Times] The Senate Committee on Appropriation has laid its report on the 2019 Appropriation Bill.


Adrift in Afghanistan - Wed, 03 May 2017

As the war in Afghanistan drifts back into the public spotlight, Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that five “urgent questions must be answered about the near- and long-term future of the fight.” The United States must clarify its definition of stability and success in Afghanistan, determine whether the Taliban, ISIS, or both is the enemy, discuss how many troops are needed on the ground, and create plans for stemming the loss of life among Afghan forces and for bringing an end to the war.

Making Chile Great Again - Wed, 03 May 2017

Since its return to democracy in 1990, Chile has been heralded as Latin America’s exception, writes Shannon O’Neil. But in the present, “this tranquillity has come to an end, and the economic and social consensus of the postauthoritarian years has crumbled.”

A Vision of Trump at War - Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Writing in Foreign Affairs, Philip Gordon offers a vision of howPresident Trump could stumble—through bluster, wishful thinking, and miscalculation—into war with Iran, China, and North Korea.

World Order 2.0 - Wed, 15 Feb 2017

There is growing tension between President Trump’s America First doctrine and building order in an interconnected world, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Egypt’s Nightmare - Mon, 13 Feb 2017

The single-minded pursuit of the Muslim Brotherhood has become the guiding principle of Egypt’s foreign and domestic policies, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook. These policies, however, are proving counterproductive and destabilizing to the lives of Egyptians as well as Gazans, Libyans, and Syrians.


Issue Guide: Fidel Castro - Sat, 26 Nov 2016

Fidel Castro, who died on November 25, was one of the most prominent figures of the Cold War and an adversary of ten consecutive U.S. presidential administrations. This reading list considers the legacy of his nearly fifty years in power, including the Cuban Missle Crisis, the U.S. economic embargo, and the years following the Cold War.

Iran Nuclear Deal’s ‘Implementation Day’ - Sun, 17 Jan 2016

The confirmation by UN monitors that Iran has complied with the deal to dismantle large parts of its nuclear program lifts major sanctions and ushers in a new era for the Middle East. This issue guide offers analysis and background.

Issue Guide: 2016 State of the Union Address - Mon, 11 Jan 2016

Catch up on the issues President Obama will focus on in his final year with this State of the Union reading list.

Issue Guide: Iran Nuclear Talks - Fri, 26 Jun 2015

As the deadline looms for the completion of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program, this issue guide provides background on the diplomatic progress and stumbling blocks, and possible consequences of an agreement.

Issue Guide: Greece's Debt Crisis - Mon, 15 Jun 2015

Five years after the onset of its sovereign debt crisis, Greece once again finds itself on the precipice of default and a departure from the nineteen-member eurozone. This reading list provides expert background and analysis of the crisis.


Week ahead: US GDP, earnings, Turkey - Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Argentina: desperate times - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Mauricio Macri is behaving more and more like his reviled predecessor

Argentina unveils price controls to tame inflation - Wed, 17 Apr 2019
President Mauricio Macri takes steps to rebalance economy after currency crisis

Argentina’s foreign exchange regime is broken - Wed, 17 Apr 2019
It must be fixed before it is too late

Maduro vs Guaidó: stalemate in Caracas - Fri, 12 Apr 2019
Quick regime change was predicted for Venezuela — but it is now unlikely any time soon


Debenhams boss Sergio Bucher steps down - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
He says it is "time to move on" following the takeover of the struggling retailer by its lenders.

Pinterest shares soar in stock market debut - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Shares in the online scrapbook company surge 28% on its first day on the New York Stock Exchange.

ConocoPhillips sells off UK North Sea assets for £2bn - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The oil and gas giant sells its North Sea assets to private equity-based Chrysaor for £2bn.

Retail sales boosted by mild weather in March - Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Sales grew well ahead of expectations last month, hitting the fastest annual pace since October 2016.

Crossrail 'could be delayed until 2021' - Wed, 17 Apr 2019
The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line could be pushed back again, sources tell the BBC.


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