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July 10, 2018

Europe
Trump’s Misguided Attack on European Unity

Trump's antipathy toward the EU overlooks America’s enduring interest in a united Europe that can serve as one pillar of an open, rule-bound international system.

Former Secretary of State George C. Marshall urging the prompt ratification of the North Atlantic Military Alliance, speaking on the second anniversary of his address at Harvard University in which he outlined the Marshall Plan for the economic recovery of Europe.

October 31, 2016

Conflict Prevention
Understanding Atrocities: A Conversation with Dara Kay Cohen

I spoke with Dara Kay Cohen, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, about her book, Rape During Civil War. To better understand this underexamined wartime atrocity, Dara buil…

dkc

September 15, 2017

Iraq
Weekend Reading: The U.S., Iran, and the KRG; Remembering Bentalha

Reading selections for the weekend of September 15, 2017.

Tunisia protest

June 26, 2017

Germany
Germany’s Misguided Social Media Law Is a Minefield for U.S. Tech

U.S. tech firms have always found the European market a tricky one to navigate. Germany's new social media law is the latest challenge they will have to overcome.

Bundestag

November 20, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
The UAE Model for Arab Women

Combating ISIS and Islamist terrorism more generally requires bullets and bombs, but it requires far more--including changing the social practices that have marginalized so many Arabs in their own co…

November 5, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry, Rabin, the PLO, and the "Peace Process"

Marking the anniversary of the death of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin this week, Secretary of State Kerry said this: Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin devoted his life to defending …

January 25, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Washington Responsible for U.S. Worker Competitiveness

Former Clinton Administration official and public policy expert Robert Reich contends that government, as protector of the public good (CSM), has a responsibility to help the American worker compete …

January 24, 2012

Infrastructure
So What If It's an Election Year

The conventional wisdom when I first came to Washington in the early 1990s was that nothing ever got done in a presidential election year. And then the sage advice became that nothing much got done i…

Congressional Republicans listen to President Obama address a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

October 2, 2012

United States
Aid to Egypt: What’s the Rush?

Texas Rep. Kay Granger has put a hold on $450 million in aid to Egypt, and this has caused consternation in the Obama administration. Granger is a member of the Committee on Appropriations and chair…

American Embassy in Cairo

June 28, 2011

Americas
Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

Supporter of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia holds a banner during a rally (Courtesy Reuters). The U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group convened in DC a couple of weeks ago, an annual …

Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs