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July 31, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Members of a self-defense militia calling itself the FLN (Front for the Liberation of the North) train in Sevare, about 600 kms (400 miles) northeast of the capital Bamako, July 11, 2012. Mali Descends into Hell

Under the best of circumstances, life for Malians has been hard for millennia. The country faces recurrent drought and the Sahara encroaches. The social and economic statistics are poor. That in part…

December 1, 2017

Cybersecurity
US-China Flag Cyber Week in Review: December 1, 2017

This week: Three Chinese nationals indicted on hacking charges, a BRICS internet, Germany takes aim at Facebook again, and Timothy Carpenter goes to the Supreme Court. 

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. 

March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task For…

February 13, 2009

Nuclear Energy
International Nuclear Energy Resurgence: A Conversation with Dale E. Klein

Watch Dale E. Klein, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Committee, comment on the policy and regulatory environment necessary for an international nuclear resurgence.

February 13, 2009

Nuclear Energy
International Nuclear Energy Resurgence: A Conversation with Dale E. Klein

On January 21, one day after his inauguration, President Obama released a comprehensive agenda for U.S. homeland security, which included a call to "establish a new international nuclear energy archi…

February 16, 2018

Russia
Play Adam B. Schiff The Russia Probe and U.S. National Security: A Conversation With U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) discusses the national security implications of Russia's U.S. election interference, and the security concerns associated with North Korea and withdrawing from the Joint Compreh…

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 7, 2018

Economics
Play Man typing on computer Behavioral Economics in the Age of Big Data

The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics. 

January 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
johannesburg-housing Affordable Housing Crisis in Johannesburg

In general, the economies of the United States and South Africa are based on the “Washington Consensus” of free markets to encourage economic growth. Both countries are characterized by growing inequ…