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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is reimposing a curfew and ban on alcohol: measures aimed at reducing the strain on hospitals as the country faces COVID-19, writes @JohnCampbellcfr 

"Given the range of possible Russian tactics to interfere in this year’s election, Cyber Command will have to consider tougher methods to impose costs that change Russian behavior," writes @ScotJasper 

COVID-19 has fundamentally transformed the 2020 presidential race. Compare what President Trump and former Vice President Biden have said about the pandemic in our foreign policy tracker.

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In January, the UK said it would allow Huawei to play a limited role in its 5G networks. Now, Huawei is not welcome in the country. @adschina  looks at what's behind the policy pivot.

Allies and partners around the world are still crying out for U.S. leadership—even more so now that they have seen what its absence looks like, write @PeteButtigieg  and CFR's Philip Gordon.

After curbing oil production earlier this year due to the pandemic, OPEC+ will begin increasing supply as the global economy slowly recovers from the pandemic crash. Here's how OPEC controls the ebb and flow of oil markets:

The overall trend in Singaporean politics seems to suggest that the ruling PAP is no longer as dominant as in the past, writes @JoshKurlantzick 

The average household income of the top 1 percent rose 226% from 1979 to 2016. For the majority of the population—in the middle of the income distribution—household income grew 47%.

Taxes make up 26% of the United States' GDP, putting the U.S. near the bottom of OECD countries. On #TaxDay , see how U.S. tax rates compare to the rest of the world:

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Here's what to know about Hong Kong's political status, and its tensions with China today

The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims, most of whom are Uighurs, in reeducation camps. What to know:

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Hong Kong's Carrie Lam said the territory’s autonomy can be guaranteed past 2047 under the “one country, two systems” framework. Here's how Hong Kong's political status came to be:

2019 was a year of protests. See what triggered 13 movements, what's changed—and what hasn't.

Experts see the Belt and Road Initiative as a tenant of a more assertive China under Xi Jinping. What does China want from the project?

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". . . there’s not going to be a military solution [in Afghanistan]. For nineteen years if you have not been able to succeed, you’re not going to be able to succeed in another nineteen years," @ImranKhanPTI  said at CFR. Watch his full conversation: #UNGA 

A year after Trump slapped tariffs on imported steel, the U.S. steel industry is not thriving. It is reeling. @BennSteil  explains why:

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