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May 5, 2017

Somalia
Tuna ship protected off of Somali waters. Return of Somali Pirates Alerts Pentagon

This is a guest post by Michael Clyne. Michael is a risk management consultant specializing in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at: @mikeclyne.  Pirate attacks have returned to the Gulf of Ad…

February 3, 2017

India
RTX2VJLX (1) India Hopes Donald Trump Will Solve the Pakistan Problem

For those of us in Washington, the days since President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration have been head-spinning. The executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entry into the United Stat…

November 1, 2016

China
indonesia-forest-fire Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 23, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Samir Kumar, Gabriella Meltzer, and David O’Connor look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Deadly forest fires exact major toll on Southeast Asia. A …

September 30, 2016

China
pyongyang-womencrossdmz Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 30, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Samir Kumar, Gabriella Meltzer, David O’Connor, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Women activists urge Ban Ki-moon to formally end Korean War…

December 11, 2015

Americas
Lilian Tintori (centre L), wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, celebrates next to candidates of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD) during a news conference on the election in Caracas early December 7, 2015. Venezuela's opposition won control of the legislature from the ruling Socialists for the first time in 16 years on Sunday, giving them a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins). This Week in Markets and Democracy: International Anticorruption Day, Corruption in Ukraine, and Elections in Venezuela

International Anticorruption Day December 9 marked the United Nations’ thirteenth annual International Anticorruption Day, offering a chance to reflect on global anticorruption efforts this year—fro…

December 12, 2001

Afghanistan
A Roadmap for Afghanistan

As the war in Afghanistan nears its end, and formerly warring Afghan factions work on a future order for the country, the signals are both good and bad. On the positive side, Afghan leaders meeting i…

January 16, 2012

Iran
How Not To React To Provocations From Iran

If there is any chance of avoiding a military confrontation with Iran or the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons, that chance will be the product of very resolute American policy toward Iran. In t…

March 1, 2011

Economics
Calderon Obama visit Calderón’s Visit to Washington

I published a CFR expert brief on President Calderón’s trip to Washington on March 2-3.

May 27, 2009

Politics and Government
THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images The Line of Fire

I wrote the following piece on crime in Venezuela for foreignpolicy.com. Mention violence in Latin America today and most people think of Mexico. But if you want to talk about murder, the region’s ho…

January 15, 2009

United States
An Update on “Why is the United States backing Mexican drug gangs?” An Update on “Why is the United States backing Mexican drug gangs?”

Since I published a short article on the drug war in Mexico on Tuesday (and re-published it in a posting below) I’ve received a number of responses and questions related to gun shops on the border a…