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August 14, 2017

Israel
BP08142017 Is Zionism "Creepy"? The Question at the Heart of a Social-Media Controversy Deserves an Answer

A Palestinian-American activist's 2012 tweet unleashes a firestorm. But Zionism, good or bad, is not that weird.

December 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Members of the U.S. Air Force board a plane before flying to the U.S., at al-Asad air base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar November 1, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 21 that American troops would fully withdraw from Iraq by year-end, as scheduled under a 2008 security pact between the two countries. Picture taken November 1, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen Guest Post: Linda Robinson on the End of the Iraq War

Members of the U.S. Air Force board a plane at al-Asad air base in Iraq before flying to the United States. (Mohammed Ameen/courtesy Reuters) I woke up this morning to an email inbox full of news al…

March 6, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Puerto Rico’s Daunting Fiscal Math (My View)

An applied economics question: A country with no independent monetary policy, undergoing a ten-year slump that has reduced its real GDP on average by over a percentage point a year, needs to do a …

September 30, 2016

Israel
wr09302016 Weekend Reading: Shimon Peres, Egypt’s Ultras, and the Kurds of Iran

Reading selections for the weekend of September 30, 2016.

January 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Progress in U.S. Household Deleveraging

Debt and Deficits Progress in U.S. Household Deleveraging A report from the McKinsey Global Institute examined the deleveraging progress in the United States, the UK, and  Spain, and offers a comp…

December 5, 2006

Americas
Welcoming Latin America's New Left

Over the last eighteen months Presidential elections occurred in twelve Latin American countries. While Hugo Chavez and his anti-American tirades grab most of the headlines, these elections actually …

October 9, 2015

Iraq
WR10092015 Weekend Reading: Turkey and the EU, Tunisia’s Nobel Winners, and Life in the Qandil Mountains

Natasha Lennard examines the altering dynamics between Turkey and the European Union brought about by the refugee crisis. Read the press release announcing that the Tunisian National Dialogue Quarte…

October 26, 2015

Books_edited Red Team Reading List

In the course of researching and writing my book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, over five years, I read (or skimmed) everything I could find about the subject—within the limits…

April 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Patience Visa U.S. Visa Revocation

When Secretary of State John Kerry visited Nigeria in January in advance of Nigeria’s March 28 elections, he observed that anyone who incited violence or interfered with the electoral process would b…

January 23, 2015

China
Troops watch U.S. President Barack Obama talk to U.S. Marines and Australian troops at the RAAF Base in Darwin, November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) Podcast: The United States, China, and the Asia Pacific

This past week, renowned China scholars Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson from the United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney visited the Council on Foreign Relations to share their views o…