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January 19, 2018

Olympics
Lighting the Olympic Torch The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

January 6, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Telescopic Philanthropy, 2011 Telescopic Philanthropy, 2011

Wreckage is seen after rioters damaged shops in Maan. (Petra Petra/Courtesy Reuters) APN News: "Rioters in the southern Jordanian city of Maan set fire to government buildings, police cars and busin…

April 1, 2016

Elections and Voting
RTR3NFCA (002) Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Donald Trump made foreign policy news a hot topic on the campaign trail this week. In interviews with the Washington Post and the New York Times and in various campaign appearances he suggested that …

June 12, 2015

China
Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, stands between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin, China, in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television and shot on June 11, 2015. According to CCTV, Zhou was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, deprived of his political rights for life and his personal assets confiscated, for accepting bribes, abusing power and deliberately disclosing state secrets, the Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Int Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 12, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China’s ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang to s…

March 18, 2015

Israel
Podcast Netanyahu-Baz-Ratner-Reuter.jpg Media Call on Israeli Elections

CFR senior fellows Robert M. Danin and Elliott Abrams discuss the ramifications of the Israeli election. Justin Vogt from Foreign Affairs magazine presides over the call.

March 20, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Kach, Kahane Chai (Israel, extremists)

This publication is now archived. IntroductionKach is a hard-line Israeli militant group that advocates for the expulsion of Arabs from the biblical lands of Israel. The U.S. State Department listed …

March 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Session Four: Regional Consequences: The Geopolitics of the Changing Middle East

MICHAEL SLACKMAN: I'm Michael Slackman. I'm the deputy foreign editor with The New York Times now. Previously, I had been in the Middle East for eight years. We have a distinguished panel here today…

March 24, 2006

Israel
Israel Election Preview

Ariel Sharon’s break from the Likud party and formation of a centrist party, Kadima, fundamentally changed the landscape of Israeli politics even before his debilitating stroke in early January. Now …

January 26, 2006

Elections and Voting
Implications of the Palestinian Elections

This publication is now archived. IntroductionHamas’ surprise victory over Fatah in January 25 legislative elections raises many questions for the future of the Middle East. Experts are still trying …

May 6, 2005

Israel
ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Leading Figures

This publication is now archived. Who are the key Israeli and Palestinian political leaders?As plans move forward for Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, hopes for peace in the Middle East are h…