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June 8, 2017

Islamic State
A boy is evacuated from the Iranian parliament during an attack. Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?

With its attacks in Iran, the Islamic State is trying to demonstrate that despite military setbacks it remains a capable Sunni vanguard.

August 21, 2017

Digital Policy
Bundestag Protecting Democracy from Online Disinformation Requires Better Algorithms, Not Censorship

New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights.

February 13, 2018

Economics
Play Stalin 'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

February 5, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Play Iranian-Kurdish female fighters U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

September 11, 2017

Global Governance
Innovations in Global Governance

Greater resilience to nationalist rollback is most likely in arenas of global governance where national governments are less dominant. Some of the disruptors to global governance that led to innovation also promise resilience to national policy change.

December 19, 2016

Development
aleppo-crowd_rtx2vo8t Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from December 11 to December 19, was comp…

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Rollback: Reagan’s Cold Warriors, the Restoration of American Power, and the Seeds of Hubris

My project seeks to assess how terrorism affects governmental policy and decision-making. It focuses on the Ronald Reagan presidency which, for the first time in U.S. history, identified terrorism as…

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Ending the ‘Forever War’: New Strategies and Approaches for Countering Terrorism

Today, as the U.S.-led war on terrorism grinds on without either respite or resolution, a better understanding of the lessons learned and not learned over the past sixteen years is needed. The intent…

December 9, 2016

Human Rights
south-korea-impeachment_rtsvcj1 Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from December 3 to December 10, was compi…

December 9, 2016

Human Rights
nepali-women-saudi_rts97c Fighting Corruption by Combating Sexual Extortion

This blog was coauthored with Lauren Hoffman, a former intern with the Women and Foreign Policy program. Today, December 9, is International Anti-Corruption Day, organized by the United Nations De…