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September 14, 2018

South Sudan
Global Conflict This Week: South Sudan Peace Deal Signed

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Internally displaced people in South Sudan

September 12, 2018

Mali
Africa is the Fastest Urbanizing Place on the Planet

Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing at the fastest rate in the world.

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February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

December 28, 2016

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

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October 17, 2016

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Perplexing Problems of Solving Syria

The calls for Washington to do more are getting louder, but no feasible plan is in sight.

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April 11, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Will Fayyad Resign?

Reuters reports that "Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday following a rift between the two men over government policy...." Fayyad …

June 29, 2016

United States
Brexit, Experts, and Trump: Is Policy Expertise Still Relevant in a Populist Age?

Among the main casualties of the populist wave now surging through Western democracies is respect for policy expertise. Michael Gove, justice secretary in the UK government and cheerleader for Brexit…

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, as he is watched by a piper in front of the lighthouse, at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland on June 24, 2016.

February 15, 2016

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men, though that may change next January 20—who have been president on Presidents’ Day by posti…

Presidents

July 21, 2015

China
The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part II

In my last blog post, I examined the rise of anti-intellectualism in China from a historical perspective. As if to corroborate my argument, last week police in China’s Jiangxi province detained Wang …

Anti-Intellectualism II

April 22, 2015

Turkey
The King of the Arab Street vs. the Pope

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. As the world commemorates the centennial of the Armenian genocide this week, Turkey’s government once ag…

The King of the Arab Street Vs. The Pope