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May 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's King Salman poses after receiving an an honorary PhD from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. How Stable Is Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s stability is not under immediate threat, but questions about the Kingdom's fate in longer-term will persist.

Jun 26, 2017

Sexual Violence
Girls sexual violence Niger Data for Development: The Case for Information, Not Just Data

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

Jun 22, 2017

Canada
Labrador Patrol Exercise Canada's Military Gets More Cyber, and the Headaches That Come With It

Canada's new defense policy acknowledges for the first time that the Canadian Forces will develop an offensive cyber capability, a process fraught with challenges.

May 31, 2017

United States
Iron Worker Reuters A Bipartisan Twenty-First Century New Deal

The challenge of how to help those left behind by rapid economic change—whether caused by technology or global competition—has moved to the center of the U.S. national debate in a way it has not been…

May 26, 2017

United States
Memorial Day 2017 Remembering Whom Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and numerous smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return hom…

Dec 2016

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2017

A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a…

May 22, 2017

China
Can China Finance One Belt One Road Without Jeopardizing Its Own Financial Stability?

The answer, I think, is yes.  Even after Moody's downgrade.  At least so long as China's ambitions for scaling up what seems to have been a roughly a $15 billion-a-year financing program are reasonab…

Nov 14, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
Paul Krugman Doubles Down On Fiscal Expansion Claims Contradicted by Data

“Everything about recent experience,” Paul Krugman says, “suggests that the world desperately needs fiscal expansion to boost demand and … that our sole reliance on central banks isn’t working.” …

May 26, 2016

Corporate Governance
RTX2E1L2 Ryan Why Paul Ryan Should Not Endorse Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is reportedly still trying to decide whether to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Asked this week at a news conference whether he was rea…

May 16, 2017

Gender
#BringBackOurGirls campaign in Nigeria Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from May 6 to May 12, was compiled with s…