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August 7, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Troops disembark from a barge during the allied landings in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. The landings were a turning point in the allied campaign against Nazi Germany in World War II. See How Much You Know About World War II

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the major events of World War II, from Normandy to Nagasaki.

February 23, 2018

Russia
Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/Reuters Cold War II

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. The United States and its partners have a large stake in greater Russian restraint while Vladimir Puti…

January 21, 2009

Brazil
TARP II TARP II

Financial stocks plunged this week, renewing the debate over how to fix the banking system. The Treasury’s remaining $350 billion in TARP funds would be enough to buy the existing common equity of …

September 22, 2017

Qatar
Doha, Qatar Weekend Listening: The Gulf Crisis, Not Just My Hijab Part I and Part II

Marc Lynch and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen break down the crisis in the Gulf. Four stories about Middle Eastern women and their hijabs.

April 24, 2017

Report Watch Vol. II: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and Lorand Laskai is a research associate in the Asia Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow L…

June 13, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Can Bahrain Save Itself, Part II

On June 3 I wrote here about some good news from Bahrain. The king had lifted the state of emergency and called for dialogue, the main opposition group Al Wefaq had accepted the request, and the fore…

August 20, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
The Cease Fire That Broke Itself, Part II

In a recent post, found here, I noted the widespread failure of news media sites to say straightforwardly that Hamas has broken several cease fires. This just happened again, so herewith a couple of …

May 17, 2007

Economics
Visiting Bolivia (part II)

Everyone in Bolivia is focusing on the shift toward "participatory democracy," from the previous "representative democracy." Some embrace this change enthusiastically, while others view it warily. Wh…

March 11, 2013

Development
Egypt-fuel-subsidies-budget-inequality-economic-growth.jpg Question of the Week: Inequality Part II

How does inequality affect economic growth? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a full spec…

July 18, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
hu-jintao-jakaya-kikwete-question-of-the-week Question of the Week: China in Africa Part II

Is Chinese aid and investment a positive force for development in Africa? This is the second Question of the Week post about Chinese involvement in Africa. Last week, we focused on China’s South-Sou…