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February 1, 2013

Economics
Democracy FA - LAM Mexico’s Democratic Malaise

During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling da…

November 6, 2015

Algeria
WR11062015 Weekend Reading: Egypt’s State of Idiocy, Darth Mediene, and Libya’s Tribes

Maged Atiya laments the Egyptian state’s devolution into idiocy. Sam Metz and Abdallah Brahimi explore the potential reasons behind the recent dismissal of Algerian spy chief Mohammed Mediene. Nada…

April 16, 2013

United States
Film Screening: "Manhunt"

A panel of experts discuss the new HBO documentary film, Manhunt, which details the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

April 16, 2013

United States
CFR and HBO Screening of the new HBO Documentary Manhunt

On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The raid lasted forty minutes, but the hunt for bin Laden took two decades. The search began with a tea…

April 4, 2014

North Korea
Residents cover their faces as they ride a motorcycle along a street after tear gas was released by police to disperse a protest against a chemical plant project in Maoming, Guandong province, China on March 31, 2014. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 4, 2014

Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula. South and North Korea exchanged artill…

July 3, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Kenyan woman fetches water from a gully in Nyakach district, an area where massive land degradation has been exacerbated by livestock grazing and a rapidly increasing population, in western Kenya June 28, 2005. Climate Change and Conflict Triggers

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

October 26, 2012

Yemen
weekendreading10262012 Weekend Reading: Women and Early Islam, Yemen’s Separatists, and Syrian Refugees in Egypt

Helen Lackner on Open Democracy, discusses the possibility of southern separatists in Yemen disrupting the country’s unity. Nada Moselhy describes the experience of many of the Syrian refugees now l…