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August 24, 2018

North Korea
Global Conflict This Week: United States Appoints Special Representative to North Korea

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

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June 13, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Sacrificing Security to Hurt Trump

Much was made of the information that President Trump gave to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov when they met on May 10. The Washington Post story began this way President Trump revealed highly clas…

April 14, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: April 14, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. The party would like to know when your data leaves the country. The Chinese government has dr…

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March 24, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: March 24, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. One Windows to rule them all? Nope. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft finished d…

September 19, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering September 10 to September 17, was compile…

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June 2, 2014

Turkey
The Sources of Erdogan’s Conduct

There is a lot that seems inexplicable about Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent conduct.  In the last few years, the Turkish prime minister has squandered the good will of many of his citizens and his cou…

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May 2, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Terrorism, Women in Nonprofits, and China

Ehud Yaari and Michael Morell, “Israel vs. al-Qaeda: Emerging Challenges on Two Fronts,” The Washington Institute, April 29, 2014. Michael Morell: For everyone 100 hours I spent in the Sit Room talk…

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May 10, 2013

Israel
Middle East Matters This Week: Israel Strikes Damascus, Egypt Reshuffles Government, and World Powers Scramble

Significant Developments Syria. Hassan Nasrallah announced yesterday that Syria would transfer strategic “game-changing” weapons to the Lebanese group Hezbollah. The televised speech was a response …

An explosion in Damascus (SANA/Courtesy Reuters).

April 12, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Cease-fire, Iran’s Negotiations, and Egypt’s New Presidential Candidate

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. An uneasy UN-brokered ceasefire went into effect at dawn in Syria this morning. Activists report relative quiet throughout the country though Syrian force…

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March 15, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Regime Advances, Israel and Gaza Clash

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. As Syrians marked the one-year anniversary of the outbreak of protests in their country, Bashar al-Assad’s forces appeared to be gaining momentum. Over th…

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov talks during the Arab League foreign ministers meeting, next to Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, at the organization's headquarters in Cairo, on March 10, 2012 (Asmaa Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).