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Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham writes for the Huffington Post on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's upcoming presidential election and whether President Joseph Kabila will step down now that he has reached his term limit:

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Reuters quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the regional consequences of a employing a continuing naval blockade to keep weapons from Yemeni rebels: 

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Two free-trade agreements currently being negotiated by the Obama administration will ensure a level playing field and benefit American workers, a senior White House official said April 23 at the Atlantic Council.

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US Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivered a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) April 23, saying the economic case for both deals is "overwhelming."

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Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Robert Manning writes for the Global Times on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the United States:

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The Miami Herald quotes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Director Peter Schechter on questions of lifting the Cuban embargo as negotiations progress on renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba: 

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USA Today quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the appointment of Randy Berry as the first US Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons:

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Brent Scowcroft Center Program Assistant Rachel Rizzo writes for Defense One on the challenges of passing a defense budget:

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The Tampa Bay Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the Emoluments Clause and its implications for Defense Department employees:

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Defense News quotes George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges Steven Grundman on increasing engagement between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon:

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