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Delaying President Kenyatta’s Justice

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Last week, two “firsts” occurred in Africa: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta became...

October Monthly: Breaking the Sanctions Code

At last week’s World Bank and IMF meetings, I heard sharply divided views about the future path of sanctions and what lessons should be drawn from their use against Russia. Have they been successful,...

Truly Sustainable Development Calls for Systemic Responses

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Alicia Ely Yamin, lecturer on global health and policy director of the FXB...

Cameroon Kidnap Victims Freed

Paul Biya, the president of Cameroon, announced on October 12 that twenty-seven kidnap victims have been freed and turned over to the Cameroonian authorities. The victims were kidnapped on May 16 and July 27....

When meetings matter—The World Bank and IMF Convene

There are many reasons cited for this week’s market turndown and risk pullback, including concerns about global growth, Ebola, turmoil in the Middle East, and excessive investor comfort from easy money. What has been...

Turkey Has Been Consistent, Just Not In Line With U.S.

This article was originally published here on NYTimes.com on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Turkey could still commit itself to becoming a more active member of the anti-ISIS coalition, though that seems unlikely. Last Friday,...

The New York Times and Israel (Again)

The New York Times, whose hostility to Israel is visible in both its news and its editorial pages, was at it again yesterday. In an editorial (about the symbolic vote in the UK parliament...

Ten Fun and Fascinating Facts About Xi Jinping

A friend recently dropped off a hot-off-the-press copy of Xi Jinping: The Goverance of China. It is a compilation of speeches, main points of speeches, pictures, interviews, and a biographical sketch of Chinese President...

More on Selling Vietnam Lethal Arms

Last week, after the Obama administration’s decision to begin selling Vietnam limited amounts of lethal arms, a shift in the policy that has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War, I...

Could the BRICS Bank Make China More Responsible?

Below is a guest post by Isabella Bennett, assistant director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Last weekend’s World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings took place under a flurry of...

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