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September 4, 2015

Iraq
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Malaysia’s Corruption Scandal, Migration Crisis Threatens EU Political Unity, and More

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Anti-Corruption Conference Coincides with Ma…

Protesters march at a rally organised by pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, August 29, 2015. Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a two-day rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name. The placards read, "Corruptor" and "We are not against prime minister, we just hate Najib" (Olivia Harris/Reuters).

November 8, 2010

United States
Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy?

America’s share of global military spending is a measure, albeit crude, of its military supremacy. Viewed through this lens, the United States is clearly dominant, accounting for over 40% of the w…

Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy?

February 5, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Iowa Shrinks the Field

And then there were eleven. Mike Huckabee, Martin O’Malley, Rick Santorum, and Rand Paul all opted to end their campaigns this week in the wake of their poor showings in the Iowa caucuses. It’s not s…

Buttons for visitors at the Greater Des Moines Partnership Iowa Caucus Consortium candidate forum are seen before a visit by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Des Moines, Iowa, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

December 22, 2014

United States
Ten Americans Who Died in 2014 Who Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2014 who throu…

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June 17, 2014

Iraq
A Requiem for Iraq

Istanbul--The United States should help Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki fend off the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria given the threats the group poses to American allies and interests, but…

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February 3, 2014

Israel
Settlement Impossible

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the never-ending peace process are back.  Not that they ever went away, but the conflict has gotten far more newsprint and bandwidth in the last week or so than i…

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September 26, 2013

The World Next Week: A U.S. Government Shutdown Looms, Netanyahu Visits Washington, and the Battle of Mogadishu Marks Its Twentieth Anniversary

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the deadline for Congress to avert a government shutdown, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming meeting with President Ob…

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters).

September 7, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Targeted Killings, and National Security Threats

“Interview with President Obama,” Fox 19, September 6, 2012. Q: Well let me ask then also about the so-called presidential kill list that has gotten a lot of attention…and on that list have been U.S…

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May 11, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Israel’s Nuclear Weapons, and "Big Boy Pants"

Nick Paumgarten, “The World of Surveillance,” The New Yorker, May 14, 2012. Patrick Egan, president of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Unmanned Systems International: "The first ti…

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January 9, 2012

United States
Hating Democracy in the Middle East?

Has the Washington foreign policy establishment disavowed democracy in the Middle East?  According to Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald the answer is a resounding yes.  Greenwald, a lawyer by training and …

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