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January 18, 2018

United States
Road Not Taken Facebook Live: The Road Not Taken

I sat down today with my colleague Max Boot to discuss his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. It was a far-ranging discussion about the Vietnam War and…

July 6, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Trump in Poland Trump in Warsaw: Introducing “Nationalist Internationalism”

In his major speech in Poland today, President Donald J. Trump pledged that the United States will work with its allies to defend “Western civilization” from “dire threats to our security and way of …

May 1, 2017

France
MarineLePen05012017 How the French Debacle in Algeria Shaped the Rise of Marine Le Pen—and What America Can Learn From It

Marine Le Pen's neofascist movement was fueled by lingering resentment over a military humiliation. Maybe ours too.

January 11, 2017

Brazil
Relatives of inmates react in front of Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa jail in the center of the Amazonian city of Manaus, Brazil, January 8, 2017 (Reuters/Michael Dantas). The Even Scarier Thing About Brazil’s Prison Violence

Prison violence has taken the lives of more than one hundred Brazilian prisoners since the beginning of the year. While the recent killings have been gruesome and especially numerous, they are a cont…

July 27, 2016

Cuba
Cuba and the American Bar Association

The motto of the American Bar Association (or ABA) is "Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice." It should perhaps be revised to "Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice, and Travel to Cuba."  Right now t…

September 1, 2016

United States
A helicopter picks up U.S. soldiers after a night raid in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning …

October 28, 2016

China
quetta-police-academy-attack Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of October 28, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, David O’Connor, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Suicide attack in Pakistan leaves sixty-one dead. Late Monday night, thre…

October 12, 2017

Ireland
Play In The Name of Peace A Discussion on the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Panelists discuss the relative success of the Northern Ireland peace process almost twenty years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

October 31, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Policy, Viewed From the Middle East

It’s natural that in the United States we see the Middle East from our own perspective, but very useful to step away from that perspective for a moment to try and see the region as our closest allies…

April 9, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Choose Statehood or Hamas

In less than a week the Quartet meets. The Middle East Quartet—consisting of the EU, the UN Secretary General, Russia, and the United States—is supposed to gather on April 15, having postponed a plan…