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Afghan security forces keep guard at the site of an attack after gunmen attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Parwiz Parwiz/Reuters

Did Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

This blog post was coauthored with my research associate, Jennifer Wilson.  Read More

May 18, 2017

Is Iran’s Election a Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Leader?

Iranians are heading to the polls this Friday to decide Iran’s next president: incumbent Hassan Rouhani or his challenger Ebrahim Raisi. A victory for Raisi could mean he is being tested out for a potential run at being Iran’s next supreme leader.

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May 15, 2017

Human Trafficking
Sex Trafficking and the Refugee Crisis: Exploiting the Vulnerable

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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May 3, 2017

Defense and Security
What Can Nuclear Security Officers Learn From Casino Managers? A Conversation with Matthew Bunn

This week, I was joined by Professor Matthew Bunn, professor of practice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and co-principal investigator of the Belfer Center for International Affairs’ Project on Managing the Atom.

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