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June 22, 2018

Yemen
An Emirati soldier escorts Yemen's prime minister in the port city of Mukha. How the UAE Wields Power in Yemen

The Gulf nation’s ground troops have cultivated alliances in Yemen with local armed groups, but its ability to shape the civil war’s outcome is limited.

February 3, 2017

Religion
Play RTX1UA7D_EC.jpg Countering Religious Extremism: A Conversation with Michael B. Curry

Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.

January 19, 2018

Cybersecurity
Castle Bravo Test Cyber Week in Review: January 19, 2018

This week: deterring cyberattacks with nukes, getting a foothold in China's tech market, and reauthorizing section 702. 

March 29, 2012

Kenya
Election Monitoring: Power, Limits, and Risks

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Judith Kelley examines the achievements, shortcomings, and drawbacks of international election monitoring, arguing that it merits both enthusiasm and healthy skep…

July 12, 2017

Qatar
Al Jazeera English covers the 2011 Arab uprisings at its Doha headquarters. How Al Jazeera Amplifies Qatar’s Clout

One of the world’s most-watched news networks is at the center of a geopolitical rift between a Saudi-led bloc and the broadcaster’s funder, Qatar.

February 16, 2017

NAFTA
RTX2ZF8Q Reuters Trump May Threaten a Trade War Over NAFTA, but His Options Are Limited

When then-President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in a White House ceremony in December 1993, he called it “a defining moment” for the United States and praised Mexico a…

May 18, 2018

United States
Play Modern Slavery The Reality of Modern Slavery

From debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

May 15, 2018

Economics
Kaplan OTR Energy, Trade, and Economic Growth: A Conversation with Robert Kaplan

Robert Kaplan of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas discusses his outlook on the energy market, the future of trade relations and NAFTA, as well as potential threats to U.S. and global economic growt…

January 31, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
What to Do in Egypt

It is a commonplace to say that U.S. policy in Egypt has managed to offend every political actor there, but it’s also true. From the army to the Muslim Brotherhood, from the liberals and democrats to…

November 5, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry Foreign Policy: Does the United States Stand for Anything at All?

Does the United States stand for anything at all? Do we have a view about, say, slavery, or child prostitution, or the stoning of gays? What  should be a ridiculous question is raised by Secretary o…