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October 31, 2016

Conflict Prevention
dkc 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…

September 15, 2017

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

Reading selections for the weekend of September 15, 2017.

June 26, 2017

Germany
Bundestag 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.

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

October 2, 2012

United States
American Embassy in Cairo 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…

June 28, 2011

Americas
Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs 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 …

March 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Ted-Cruz Campaign 2016: Senator Ted Cruz, GOP Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, that person is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Yesterday, he formally announced that he is running for president. Cruz’s rise to nat…