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March 11, 2013

Development
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…

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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).

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…

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January 26, 2011

Egypt
Egypt Update II

No way to confirm: Reports that the army has taken over for the police in Suez.

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…

October 18, 2012

Development
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 …

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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…

March 1, 2012

Thailand
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.

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…

VIEW OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON.

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