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July 18, 2011

Flacking The Revolution Part II

My post, Flacking the Revolution ( July 13) raised some questions among certain quarters in Egypt about April 6th and its connection with Levine Communications Office (LCO). Below is the media adviso…

August 3, 2011

United States
Iraq: U.S. Military Withdrawal II

Iraq's President Jalal Talabani (R) meets with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki in Baghdad May 3, 2010 (Iraqi Government Handout/Courtesy Reuters). Yesterday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Ma…

Iraq’s President Jalal Talabani meets with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki in Baghdad

August 8, 2011

United States
Women and Foreign Policy II

The United States has ordered the expulsion of Russian diplomat Stanislav Borisovich Gusev after he was caught monitoring a listening device that was found in a high-level conference room at the Stat…


October 18, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs? Part II

My earlier post regarding Rick Perry’s energy plan appears to have attracted some attention. I want to follow up on one important point. First a recap of what I wrote: “The numbers that Perry and R…

March 1, 2012

Thailand’s Collapsing Peace: Part II

The Nation (the Thailand version) has an article today noting that Suranand Vejjajiva, who was the Prime Minister’s Office Minister in previous Thaksin Shinawatra governments, has now begun playing a…

The return of Suranand Vejjajiva is seen as a signal that Thaksin Shinawatra (above) is poised to return to Thailand.

July 18, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…


August 1, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Syria by the Numbers II

Length of Conflict 17 months Deaths Total opposition deaths: 17,778 - 22,601 Civilians: 16,032 - 20,958 Children: 1662 - 1754 Opposition military: 1643 - 1746 Deaths by Province Homs: 5670 - …

A man writes names on fresh graves of people whom activists say were killed by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, after their funeral at the Qusseer neighbourhood of Homs on July 19, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

October 18, 2012

Question of the Week: The Millennium Development Goals Part II

How should the next set of global development goals be chosen? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and …


March 11, 2013

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…


October 23, 2013

Rob Sheldon: Advancing U.S.-Japan Collective Cyber Capabilities (Part II: Practical Steps)

Rob Sheldon is a 2013-2014 Mansfield Fellow based in Tokyo. Follow him at @shorttelegrams. Also see Part I and Part III of this series. Washington and Tokyo are clearly interested in continuing to i…

Participants from government ministries and agencies take part in the Cyber Defense Exercise with Recurrence (CYDER) in Tokyo on September 25, 2013. (Toru Hanai/Courtesy Reuters)