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May 12, 2017

Saudi Arabia
U.S. President Donald J. Trump walks with Saudi King Salman at a summit in Riyadh. U.S.-Saudi Relations

The U.S.-Saudi relationship, long bound by common interests in oil and security, has shown strains over what some analysts see as waning U.S. involvement in the Middle East and a more assertive Saudi…

April 10, 2017

United States
Play RTR4HX1E_EC_1.jpg U.S. Security Amid Budget Cuts: A Conversation with Senator Chris Murphy

As Congress considers President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department and USAID, Senator Murphy unveils a dramatically different approach that calls for a near doubling of the internat…

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International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the U.S. and Japan.

June 22, 2016

Play RTXCJVK_EC.jpg Biotechnology: The Potential and Perils of Innovation

Experts discuss the latest developments in synthetic biology and biotechnology, and their implications for U.S. national security over the next decade.

May 5, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Play RTSAD48_EC.jpg How Arab Youth See the Middle East

Experts discuss public opinion trends among Arab youth, including perceptions of economic opportunities, religion, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

January 29, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Play IMG_9336_EC.jpg Chris Murphy on the Roots of Radical Extremism

Chris Murphy discusses U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

October 2, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses attendees during a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York September 27, 2015. More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27, 2015 at United Nations in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda, a press statement by the U.N. stated (Reuters/Mike Segar). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

The biggest achievement of the past week’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York was the adoption of a new fifteen-year plan for global development. Replacing the soon-to-expire Millenni…