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September 30, 2016

Israel
Weekend Reading: Shimon Peres, Egypt’s Ultras, and the Kurds of Iran

Reading selections for the weekend of September 30, 2016.

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September 22, 2016

Global
Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev…

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July 28, 2016

Brazil
Teetering at the Precipice: Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympics

Experts discuss Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, Brazil’s deepening economic recession, the Zika virus outbreak, and other issues facing Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olym…

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July 11, 2016

Iraq
Failing Iraq

The United Kingdom's Chilcot report, the final report of the British government's Iraq Inquiry, represents a thorough examination of the record from which hopefully the British (and American) governm…

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June 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

In 2016, once again, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has found no retiring African leader qualified for the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billi…

Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

May 5, 2016

Iraq
Why Sadr Is Returning to Iraq’s Limelight

Amid political paralysis in Baghdad, the populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is pressuring lawmakers to approve Prime Minister Abadi’s proposed reforms, says expert Mohamad Bazzi. 

April 25, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 16-22

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 16, to April 22, 2016. This update also represents violence related to …

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April 11, 2016

Libya
Libya: Disconnect and Fragmentation

Despite the fact that a diplomatic effort to bring the chaos that has engulfed Libya since 2011 seems to have gained momentum, Libya is in for a long fight.

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December 16, 2015

United States
China’s Internet Conference: Xi Jinping’s Message to Washington

President Xi Jinping opened the second annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China with a forceful statement of Beijing’s views of how cyberspace should be governed. Most of the ideas in the sp…

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May 11, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update May 2-May 8

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 2, 2015 to May 8, 2015. This update also represents violence related to B…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16