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On his current visit to Indonesia, Vice President Mike Pence appears likely to play a role he is quickly becoming accustomed to—the low-key, reassuring, figure who provides continuity in U.S. foreign policy. On Thursday, Pence toured Indonesia's largest mosque, after earlier calling the country's moderate form of Islam “an inspiration,” and met with Indonesian religious leaders from various faiths. This is just the kind of public diplomacy that would have fit right into the [...]
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR
Brazil remains in ferment. The massive Lava Jato investigation turned three years old last month, and this week marked the one-year anniversary of the Chamber of Deputies' vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Last week brought the release of long-anticipated “end of the world” testimony by 77 plea-bargaining Odebrecht executives, which implicated nearly one hundred senior politicians, including a third of the Senate, more than three dozen deputies, thirty percent of the cabinet ministers, and [...]
Source: Latin America | CFR
New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.
Source: History Today Blog
Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Xi Jinping certainly isn't the only recent Chinese visitor to the United States whose travel is affecting U.S.-China relations. Rates of Chinese tourism to the United States have been marching steadily upward. Even though overall tourism numbers have declined since President Donald J. Trump's election – incurring $185 million in lost revenue – interest from China remains high. A [...]
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR
In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell and Allen Grane catch up with Simon Freemantle, senior political economist at Standard Bank Research. Recorded days before President Jacob Zuma's removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the podcast addresses the complex factors at play in South African politics.[...]
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR