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September 14, 2017

Gender
Akilah Connecting Women’s Education to the Workforce in Africa

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Karen Sherman, …

December 4, 2015

Iran
Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Confirmed

The nuclear deal with Iran requires that it tell the truth--the whole truth--about its previous efforts to build a nuclear weapon. As Sen. Mark Kirk said this week,   senior Administration o…

February 6, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
"Calling Out" Iran

The Obama administration is about to issue its formal "National Security Strategy," but recent testimony by the new Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken actually gives deep insight into what tha…

October 6, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
The Mind of Mr. Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington last week and spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York. I did not speak with him during this visit. Herewith a guess about what he is …

July 16, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu Secretary Clinton Visits Israel

Secretary of State Clinton is in Israel today, which is a surprising fact. According to several news sites, she has not visited there in two years. Secretary Condoleezza Rice visited there about 20 …

April 14, 2012

Iran
The Talks with Iran

Happy talk is one of the great concerns we should all have about the talks with Iran in Istanbul, which just concluded with an agreement to meet again on May 23 in Baghdad. What happened in Istanbul…

June 29, 2016

United States
SpaceX Rocket Launch How Not To Estimate and Communicate Risks

Estimating and translating the probability of an event for decision-makers is among the most difficult challenges in government and the private sector. The person making the estimate must be able to …

April 1, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Pakistani-police-woman_RTX14I2O Women’s Participation Saves Lives, Says Congressional Hearing

“Simply put, when women are at the negotiating table, success is more likely,” said Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), opening last week’s rare full congres…

August 7, 2014

Defense and Security
Lindsay-LBJsigning-20140806 TWE Remembers: Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

“Act in haste, repent at leisure.” “Look before you leap.” “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” Warnings against acting rashly are frequently offered. They are just as frequently ignored. The …

April 17, 2014

United States
Saudi Intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who stepped down this week (Bourg/Courtesy Reuters). This Week: Syria’s Fighting and Spillover Into Lebanon and Jordan

Significant Developments Syria. Regime fighters reportedly made significant progress against opposition forces in Homs this week, as Syrian military forces began entering rebel districts on Monday, …