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April 19, 2017

Religion
RTX2RW7Z.jpg The Role of Religion in Indonesian Democracy

Jakob Tobing, Alwi Shihab, Azyumardi Azra, and Amin Abdullah discuss the role of religion in Indonesian democracy. 

January 27, 2009

Homeland Security
Homeland Security in Transition: Rebuilding Critical Infrastructure

With the Department of Homeland Security in the midst of its first presidential transition, what changes can the nation expect? President Obama’s economic stimulus plan suggests nearly 400,000 jobs w…

April 24, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Higher Education in Arab Gulf Countries

Isobel Coleman hosts Everette E. Dennis, dean and chief executive officer of Northwestern University in Qatar, for a discussion on higher education in Arab Gulf countries, and the role of U.S. univer…

October 9, 2014

Energy and Environment
An endangered poison frog (Oophaga histrionica) is pictured at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellín, Colombia, in January 2013. The Age of Extinction: Can Anything Be Done to Save Our Planet’s Biodiversity?

In a world of crises from Ebola to Syria, it’s easy to overlook slow-motion calamities. Both the U.S. government and the mainstream media are vulnerable to this myopia, the former in thrall to the ty…

August 4, 2014

Defense and Security
Thewatersedge-LBJ-20140804 TWE Remembers: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The USS Maddox was on alert on the evening of August 4, 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two nights earlier North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked it without warning. The Maddox had driven them off wi…

September 6, 2012

Polls and Public Opinion
History Lessons: The America First Committee Forms

A new installment of “History Lessons" (formerly “Lessons Learned”) is now out. This time I examine the formation of the America First Committee on September 4, 1940. (Yes, it would have been more fi…

November 19, 2011

United States
Gettysburg Address TWE Remembers: The Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Four months earlier Union forces had repelled the Confederate army at the …

February 27, 2006

United States
Liquefied Natural Gas: A Potential Terrorist Target?

The transport of liquefied natural gas to the United States is expected to surge in the next two decades. The explosive power of such gas makes transport ships attractive terrorist targets. Security …

January 18, 2011

Politics and Government
TWE Quick Takes: GOP Presidential Hopefuls TWE Quick Takes: GOP Presidential Hopefuls

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) walks to his office after meeting with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 21, 2010. (Jonathan Ernst/ courtesy Reuters) Thank g…

December 23, 2010

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
The Cost of the World’s Long Senior Moment

Trends in global aging in the coming decades pose serious fiscal challenges to developed and developing nations unless longstanding social policies are revamped, says CFR’s Michael Hodin.