The coronavirus serves as a reminder that diseases are political as well as biological, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
This week, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is evacuated from South Sudan due to protests; Xi Jinping solidifies his power during China's 19th Communist Party Congress; Spain and Iraq move to suppress Catalonia’s and Kurdistan’s independence movements; and more.
The U.S. government and U.S. companies need to step up their economic activity on the continent of Africa as a way of strengthening the capacity of Africans to resolve long-standing issues on their own, said Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) during her keynote discussion at Members Weekend 2017.
This week, President Xi Jinping expands his power at China’s 19th Communist Party Congress; U.S.-backed Syrian forces reclaim about 90 percent of ISIL’s capital city of Raqqa; more than 270 people are killed by truck bombs in downtown Mogadishu; and more.
This week, relations continue to deteriorate between the United States and Turkey; allies clash over NAFTA negotiations; Catalan suspends its declaration of independence pending talks with Spain; and more.
U.S. policy in Africa should focus more on strengthening good governance and economic growth and less on military operations, experts told Pacific Council members in a Situation Briefing teleconference in advance of Members Weekend 2017.
This week, protests rock Spain following Catalan’s independence referendum; the conflict over Kashmir escalates; the presidents of Iran and Turkey vow to oppose the Iraqi Kurds’ quest for independence; and more.
The Kurds have a right to self-determination, writes Phil Seib.
This week, Puerto Rico copes with devastating damage from Hurricane Maria; Iraqi Kurds vote overwhelmingly in favor of independence; Angela Merkel is reelected as German chancellor and Alternative für Deutschland enters parliament; and more.
This week, Kenya’s supreme court annuls the results of the country’s recent presidential election; tensions escalate between Spanish police and Catalan separatists less than two weeks before a controversial Catalan independence referendum; Trump threatens North Korea at the UN General Assembly; and more.