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November 17, 2017

Cybersecurity
A man takes part in a hacking contest during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas Cyber Week in Review: November 17, 2017

In observance of Thanksgiving, we will no be publishing Week in Review next week and will return December 1. Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may h…

September 1, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Maj Gen Lucky Credibility and the Nigerian Military

During the second half of August, the Nigerian military announced numerous successes in the fight against Boko Haram, the militant, jihadist movement that seeks to overthrow the Nigerian state. On Au…

June 10, 2016

United Kingdom
Weighing the Consequences of ’Brexit’

Five experts analyze the potential impacts of a UK departure from the European Union on economic growth, financial stability, and foreign policy.

May 16, 2008

Iraq
Muqtada al-Sadr

The anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, virtually unknown before the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s government, has leveraged his family name to become one of the most influential Shiite leaders in m…

July 22, 2011

Yemen
Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face

Tribesmen loyal to Yemeni opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar guard outside al-Ahmar's headquarters in Sanaa (Suhaib Salem/Courtesy Reuters) A very interesting anecdote on and look …

December 13, 2005

Elections and Voting
Who’s Who in Iraqi Politics

This publication is now archived. IntroductionAs Iraq prepares for the upcoming elections on December 15, a number of leading politicians and influential religious leaders are promoting various coali…

January 31, 2006

Democratization
A Preview of Iraq’s New Government

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIraqi leaders continue to hash out a four-year coalition government after the December 15 parliamentary elections. As the country’s three main ethnic gro…