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January 9, 2018

Somalia
Al-Shabab in Somalia Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. 

January 9, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Play The White House What to Worry About in 2018

Panelists discuss the potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2018, as well as their global political implications.

October 26, 2017

Syria
Play Hell on Earth Documentary Screening and Discussion of 'Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS'

Panelists will discuss National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, as well as the Syrian war and its political and social consequences. 

February 25, 2015

Wars and Conflict
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington, DC, February 2015 (Courtesy Joshua Roberts/Reuters). White House Summit Embraces Women’s Rights to Counter Violent Extremism

Last week, the White House sponsored an international summit on strategies to counter violent extremism (CVE), focusing on groups such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda. Amon…

December 28, 2011

Brazil
2011 Trends in Latin America: The Region’s Presidents Battle Cancer 2011 Trends in Latin America: The Region’s Presidents Battle Cancer

Presidents Chavez of Venezuela, Fernandez of Argentina and Rousseff of Brazil chat while posing for a family photo during the CELAC summit in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Courtesy Reuters). As 201…

May 24, 2017

Religion
Play China's Great Awakening China's Great Awakening

Elizabeth C. Economy, Ian Johnson, and Fenggang Yang discuss the current political climate in China, and the rise and role of religion in the country.

May 11, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Play RTX32HW5_EC.jpg From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

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…

June 10, 2015

Religion
Uighur men leave a mosque following the Eid prayers in Kashgar. Religion in China

As religious observance in China grows, the Chinese Communist Party continues to use religious policy to assert its authority and increasingly to coopt state-sanctioned religious organizations to pro…