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July 2, 2009

Russia
Reassessing the Jackson-Vanik Amendment

Experts say graduating Russia from Cold War-era legislation linked to emigration and trade would be a step toward warming relations with Moscow.

December 10, 2008

Vietnam
Vietnam’s Economic Hiccups

Vietnam’s stock market has plunged and its economic growth has dwindled since 2006, when it was seen as a model for emerging country growth. The country’s experience highlights the problems confronti…

July 31, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 22 - July 28

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 22 to July 28, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko…

July 24, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 15 - July 21

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 15 to July 21, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko…

July 17, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 8 – July 14

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 8 to July 14, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko …

July 10, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 1 – July 7

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 1 to July 7, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko H…

June 30, 2017

United States
Fourth of July 2017 July 4th Trivia Quiz

Tuesday is July 4—TWE’s favorite holiday. To mark the occasion, here is the annual TWE July 4 trivia quiz. There are thirteen questions in honor of the thirteen colonies that threw off the yoke of Br…

February 22, 2018

Food and Water Security
Dry Cape Town dam Why Is Cape Town Drying Up?

A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.

February 22, 2018

Puerto Rico
Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Positive Growth Shock for Puerto Rico? Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Positive Growth Shock for Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico’s latest fiscal plan appears to use a best case scenario as its base case. It consequently doesn’t provide a realistic benchmark for evaluating Puerto Rico’s long-run capacity to pay.

February 21, 2018

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Reuters The Uncertain Future of the INF Treaty

Backgrounder examines the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which may now be imperiled by mutual suspicion between Russia and the United States.