Category Archives: Africa

Trouble in the Sahara

On February 26, DCFR had the honor of hosting Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs. Ambassador Huddleston spoke about the jihadist takeover of Northern Mali and why and how the U.S. should be … Continue reading

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Risk Analysis and Growth Economies

Last week, DCFR hosted Professor Alyson Warhurst, CEO and founder of U.K.-based Maplecroft, a leading source of extra-financial risk intelligence. Warhurst focused on growth markets and oil and gas producing countries considered hotspots for 2013. Looking at both political, economic … Continue reading

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Refugees a Reflection of Country Woes

On May 10th, DCFR had the privilege of hearing remarks by John Keys, head of international programs of the International Rescue Committee. The IRC is one of the largest humanitarian aid organizations in the U.S., working in over 40 countries. … Continue reading

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Peace vs Silence

The following is a blog post by DCFR member Frank Roby, based on his humanitarian work experience in Africa: Silence is Not Peace Why is it we want so much to have peace that we are sometimes willing to accept … Continue reading

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