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Academic articles by CFR fellows and experts.

Pakistan's Nuclear Past as Prologue

Author: Frank G. Klotz
Frank Klotz explores the role of history in the Pakistani nuclear program and the challenges for the future in his review of Feroz Hassan Khan's recently released Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb.

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Challenges to Women’s Security in the MENA Region

Author: Isobel Coleman
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

In response to systemic sexual assaults on women in Egypt, activists have initiated well-organized campaigns to protect women's right to participate in the political sphere and to move in public spaces without fear for their personal safety. Isobel Coleman warns that politically motivated violence against women has still not crested.

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The Signal and the Noise

Author: Micah Zenko
Foreign Policy

Micah Zenko argues, "routine and unchallenged assertions highlight what is perhaps the most widely agreed-upon conventional wisdom in U.S. foreign and national security policymaking: the inherent power of signaling."

See more in United States; Defense Strategy