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April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Who Will Succeed Bob Gates as Secretary of Defense?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma's speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011. (Larry…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma’s speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011.

March 22, 2012

Israel
Middle East Matters This Week: Modest Security Council Steps on Syria While Copts Mourn in Egypt

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. Pope Shenouda III, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt for over forty years, died last Saturday. Thousands of mourners attended his Cairo fune…

Egyptian Coptic priests and Christians carry the coffin of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, upon its arrival for burial at St. Bishoy Monastery in Wadi al-Natrun, on March 20, 2012 (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).

April 5, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Friends Meet, Kofi Announces a Deadline, and Egypt’s Brotherhood Fields a Candidate

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. The Friends of Syria group held its second ministerial conference on Sunday to discuss UN special envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria. Meeting in Ista…

Supporters of presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party Khairat al-Shater, cheer while carrying banners bearing images of him, as he presents recommendation documents to the Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) headquarters in Cairo on April 5, 2012 (Asmaa Waguih/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).

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).

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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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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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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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…