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December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

August 18, 2015

Asia
shwe-mann-parliament The Implications of Thura Shwe Mann’s Removal

Last week, Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) party leader Thura Shwe Mann, the speaker of the lower house of Parliament, was abruptly removed as party chief, only months before Myanmar’s …

May 10, 2012

Trade
Yard signs in Indiana. (kennethkonica/Flickr) Richard Mourdock and the Politics of Dysfunction

Richard Mourdock, who defeated long-serving Senator Richard Lugar this week for the GOP nomination in Indiana, is a serious politician. He served two terms as state treasurer and ran for the House of…

February 17, 2013

Egypt
Egyptian Realities

It would be far easier to understand Egypt if the trend lines pointed up or down, rather than presenting an immensely complex picture. But consider two groups of issues: relations with Hamas, and res…

February 4, 2009

United States
U.S. Should Seek Comprehensive Accord with Iran

Hillary Mann Leverett,who helped negotiated a cooperation deal with Iran over Afghanistan from 2001 to 2003, says she now believes Washington must seek a far wider accord with Tehran to prevent serio…