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February 8, 2018

Turkey
Erdogan General Erdogan’s First War

Turkey’s Islamist president is the first civilian with control over his country’s military—and you can tell by the results.

January 10, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
IsraelBarrierJerusalem Is Annexation of the West Bank Already Here?

My recent piece at Salon.com raised some hackles with my friend, former intern, and occasional coauthor, Michael Koplow. Michael is the policy director at the Israel Policy Forum, and he also writes …

December 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Leaders Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

November 10, 2017

United States
Marine Corps Birthday Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 242 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

October 6, 2017

Gender
Royce and McWIlliams Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering September 29 to October 6, was compiled w…

June 20, 2017

European Union
EU Flags EU Creates a Diplomatic Toolbox to Deter Cyberattacks

The European Union asserts its right to sanction entities in response to cyberattacks against its members in the hope that it creates a deterrent effect.

June 14, 2017

United States
Army Birthday Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 242nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

June 5, 2017

China
Tracking the Yuan Does a Banking Crisis Lead to a Currency Crisis? (The Case of China)

One key question around China is pretty straight forward: will losses in China’s banks and shadow banks—whether on their lending to Chinese firms or their lending to investment vehicles of local gove…

June 2, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Women receive food aid in Nigeria. Norwegian Refugee Council Highlights Neglected Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a highly respected, independent non-governmental organization that works with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), has released its annual list of th…

May 26, 2017

United States
Memorial Day 2017 Remembering Whom Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and numerous smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return hom…