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August 14, 2017

Israel
Is Zionism "Creepy"? The Question at the Heart of a Social-Media Controversy Deserves an Answer

A Palestinian-American activist's 2012 tweet unleashes a firestorm. But Zionism, good or bad, is not that weird.

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March 6, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Puerto Rico’s Daunting Fiscal Math (My View)

An applied economics question: A country with no independent monetary policy, undergoing a ten-year slump that has reduced its real GDP on average by over a percentage point a year, needs to do a …

September 30, 2016

Israel
Weekend Reading: Shimon Peres, Egypt’s Ultras, and the Kurds of Iran

Reading selections for the weekend of September 30, 2016.

wr09302016

October 26, 2015

Red Team Reading List

In the course of researching and writing my book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, over five years, I read (or skimmed) everything I could find about the subject—within the limits…

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October 9, 2015

Iraq
Weekend Reading: Turkey and the EU, Tunisia’s Nobel Winners, and Life in the Qandil Mountains

Natasha Lennard examines the altering dynamics between Turkey and the European Union brought about by the refugee crisis. Read the press release announcing that the Tunisian National Dialogue Quarte…

WR10092015

April 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Visa Revocation

When Secretary of State John Kerry visited Nigeria in January in advance of Nigeria’s March 28 elections, he observed that anyone who incited violence or interfered with the electoral process would b…

Patience Visa

January 23, 2015

China
Podcast: The United States, China, and the Asia Pacific

This past week, renowned China scholars Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson from the United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney visited the Council on Foreign Relations to share their views o…

Troops watch U.S. President Barack Obama talk to U.S. Marines and Australian troops at the RAAF Base in Darwin, November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

October 21, 2014

Human Rights
The Future of Human Dignity—and Human Rights

For decades the global debate over human rights has been a dialogue of the deaf. This interminable argument pits advocates of civil and political rights against proponents of economic and social righ…

A Roma boy pumps water in the slum of Tiszavasvari, east of Budapest, Hungary, on September 26, 2014.

June 14, 2014

United States
Birthday Wishes to the United States Army!

Doughboy. GI. Grunt. Dogface. Warrior. Whatever term you prefer, if you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The United St…

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July 29, 2013

United States
Recommended Reading For the Fall Semester

A friend who teaches U.S. foreign policy at a public policy school asked me for a few reading recommendations for the fall semester. Specifically, she requested books or reports written in the past a…

Books