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November 13, 2017

Digital Policy
Student in the stacks Report Watch Vol. IV: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

Alexandra Kilroy is an intern for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those new to Net Politics, our report-watch series of posts distills the most …

April 27, 2011

Energy and Climate Policy
Population and Environment Connections

Overview The demands of a rapidly growing global population are increasingly straining supplies of food, energy, and water. The U.S. government and multilateral organizations should recognize the …

February 5, 2007

Israel
Aronson: Secret Syrian-Israeli Talks Produced Unofficial Agreement

Geoffrey Aronson, who participated in two years of intermittent talks between unofficial Israeli and Syrian representatives, said contacts continue even though they have not sat down together since l…

December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Sunset-World-Leaders Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

July 3, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Kenyan woman fetches water from a gully in Nyakach district, an area where massive land degradation has been exacerbated by livestock grazing and a rapidly increasing population, in western Kenya June 28, 2005. Climate Change and Conflict Triggers

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

June 21, 2013

Political Transitions
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on FBI You Might Have Missed: Syrian Intervention, Drone Transparency, and Surveillance Programs

“Nuclear Nonproliferation: IAEA Has Made Progress in Implementing Critical Programs but Continues to Face Challenges,” U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 16, 2013. As of December 2011, IAEA …

November 4, 2011

Letter from Jimmy Carter to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini regarding the Release of the Iranian Hostages, 11/06/1979 (ARC Identifier: 593939); File Unit: Iran: 11/1-14/79; JC-NSA: Records of the Office of the National Security Advisor (Carter Administration), 1977 - 1981; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA; National Archives and Records Administration. Friday File: Remembering the Iranian Hostage Crisis

Letter from President Jimmy Carter to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini regarding the release of American hostages, dated November 6, 1979. (Courtesy the National Archives) Above the Fold. Thirty-two year…

September 12, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
History Lessons: The Oslo Accords

A new installment of "History Lessons" is now out. This time I examine the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993. In the video, I discuss the secret negotiations that produced the agreeme…