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December 22, 2014

Holiday Reading_12222014_2 Holiday Reading

It’s the holiday season so there will be light blogging in the next week or so.  Here is what Team Cook is reading: Steven Cook – Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied …

December 20, 2013

holidayreading_CROPPED Holiday Reading

There will not be much in the way of blogging while I am away with my family.  From the Potomac to the Euphrates will return when I return.  In the meantime, I’ve put together a brief list of what "T…

June 11, 2018

United States
Pompeo at the White House Trump Administration Cyber Reports Offer No New Ideas and Highlight Problems with Its Own Actions

Two new State Department reports fail to acknowledge the crisis facing U.S. cyber policy and recycle ideas that have been around for years. 

December 25, 2015

WR12252015 Holiday Reading

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Apologies for the light blogging lately. I have been focused on a big project that has been occupying all of my brain power and time. Over th…

May 18, 2018

Foreign Aid
Pepfar HIV testing PEPFAR’s Impact on Global Health Is Fading

During its fifteen years, PEPFAR has become one of the most important global health initiatives ever launched. However, its influence is fading, threatening the global fight against HIV/AIDS as the s…

October 28, 2015

Global
Play RTR39JRL_EC.jpg David M. Cote on Emerging Markets

David M. Cote discusses the role of emerging economies in the global economy.

December 27, 2011

Holiday Reading

I’m off on vacation for a couple weeks. In the meantime, here are a few books I’ve read over the past year that I’d recommend: The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. D…

December 21, 2011

Holiday Reading Holiday Reading

A man wearing a Santa Claus costume carries a Christmas tree in Jerusalem's Old City (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters) Thanks for a great year, I have really enjoyed hearing from all of you and read…

June 22, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Yemen_6.21.2018 Global Conflict This Week: June 22, 2018

Welcome to “Global Conflict This Week,” a series that highlights developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week. Stay up to date on these conflicts and others with th…

June 20, 2018

Mexico
Leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) delivers a message after arriving at the third and final debate in Merida, Mexico June 12, 2018. Why Mexico’s Energy Reform Needs AMLO

This is a guest post by David R. Mares, the Institute of the Americas chair for Inter-American Affairs and professor for political science at the University of California San Diego and the Baker Inst…