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America’s Relationship with Africa in a New Era Article
Former President Barack Obama and African leaders pose during a photo session at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, August 2014. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

America’s Relationship with Africa in a New Era

The United States should work to unlock Africa’s tremendous potential to be a powerhouse of future growth lifting millions out of poverty, a substantial market for U.S. goods, and a breadbasket to the world.

Tom Daschle

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Egypt Article
President Donald Trump greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as he arrives at the White House, April 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Egypt

Egypt is another example of Trump’s fondness for an increasingly authoritarian government in a country where he has business interests.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Bending Toward Justice Article
People walk past a mural of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Katlehong, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2015. ((AP/Themba Hadebe))

Bending Toward Justice

The rise of Donald Trump possesses parallels to apartheid South Africa—but the best course of action in the face of dangerous political setbacks is to stand in unwavering opposition at every turn.

Sam Fulwood III

What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished Article
A laborer works on a ferry being refurbished at a dockyard in Keraniganj, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP/A.M. Ahad)

What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished

With just 500 days left before the Millennium Development Goals expire, it is important to acknowledge all that they have spurred the world to achieve.

Annie Malknecht

Africa 2.0: Looking to the Future Article
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, Tuesday, August 5. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Africa 2.0: Looking to the Future

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, focused on investment in the next generation, sets the stage for sustained partnership, and a commitment to regularizing the U.S.-Africa dialogue can help ensure its success.

Molly Elgin-Cossart

What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil Article
From left, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, China's President Xi Jinping, and South African President Jacob Zuma pose for a photo after a BRICS leaders' meeting at the September 2013 G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP/Sergei Karpukhin)

What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil

The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

Molly Elgin-Cossart

Too Young: Helping Child Brides in the Developing World Article
In this picture taken Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Zali Idy, 12, poses in her bedroom in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. Zali was married in 2011. (AP/Jerome Delay)

Too Young: Helping Child Brides in the Developing World

We need targeted efforts to assist child brides if we hope to break the vicious cycle that treats our daughters as a disposable commodity.

John Norris

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