Governance News

Abdullah's Withdrawal Deals 'Heavy Blow' to Afghan Election Audit

Aug 29, 2014
A spokesman for Abdullah Abdullah says the Afghan presidential candidate will reject the results of the election audit. The move could deepen the crisis and prove catastrophic, said Michael Kugelman in this interview with Deutsche Welle.

Sectores coinciden en necesidad de plan fiscal

Aug 27, 2014
The Latin American Program's August 26, 2014 event "Perspectivas políticas de la reforma fiscal en Costa Rica" is described in this article about tax policy in Costa Rica. This article is in Spanish.

From "Hoca" to "Prime Minister": Davutoğlu's Ascendance in Turkish Politics

Aug 22, 2014
On 21 August, Turkey's Prime Minister and President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the AK Party executive board's decision nominate Ahment Davutoğlu to succeed him as the leader of the party. In a few days, we will see Davutoğlu chosen as the leader of AK Party and the Prime Minister, but it will be a matter of time before his performance in this post can be assessed. In this piece, Global Fellow Bülent Aras reflects on Davutoğlu's rise to prominence in Turkish politics.

What Next for US-Africa Engagement?

Aug 22, 2014
From August 4-6, 2014, the first ever US-Africa Summit took place in Washington, DC. The Africa Program and its colleagues provided daily coverage of the event and a variety of perspectives on what this means for US-Africa relations going forward.

Central American governments struggle to resettle children

Aug 14, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about the challenges of resettling unaccompanied minors who may be deported from the U.S. to Central America.

The Iran Factor in Afghanistan

Jul 14, 2014
In recent years -- and especially in recent weeks, amid the alarmingly rapid gains of the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) -- much ink has been spilled about the role that Iran plays in neighboring Iraq. Considerably less has been said about the role Iran plays in Afghanistan.

Russia’s new “Georgievskaya” ideology

Jun 27, 2014
Former History and Public Policy intern Volodymyr Valkov recently co-published an article in Visegrad Insight discussing the foundation and development of Russia’s “new ideology,” tracing its importance in the conflict with Ukraine. Valkov argues that keeping Ukraine divided and unstable comes as part and parcel of Russia’s plan for domination over Europe, and more specifically Eastern Europe.

Latin American Program in the News: "Police, Protestors Clash Morning of World Cup Opening; Security Remains Major Issue"

Jun 13, 2014
This article about the protests that have accompanied the opening of the 2014 World Cup includes a quote from Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Splits Over How to End War"

Jun 13, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian peace process and its effect on the elections this weekend.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

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