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April 17, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Foreign Affairs May June 2018 Cover A Global Report on the Decline of Democracy

“Centralization of power in the executive, politicization of the judiciary, attacks on indepen­dent media, the use of public office for private gain—the signs of democratic regression are well known…

March 23, 2018

Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Abenomics and the Japanese Economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced audacious economic policies to combat deflation, but the U.S. withdrawal from TPP and other factors have complicated his efforts.

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, …

September 18, 2017

Israel
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Is Iran the New North Korea? Not Even Close

Israel is alarmed about Iran's intentions — but that's nothing new. Flawed as it is, the nuclear deal is holding.

May 18, 2018

Drug Policy
Play Opioids Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Speakers examine the growing opioid epidemic in the United States and compare global responses to opioid addiction, discuss the effects on the U.S. economy and labor force, and explore potential medi…

April 5, 2018

Donald Trump
Play Foreign Affairs Issue Launch: Letting Go: Trump, America, and the World Foreign Affairs Issue Launch: Letting Go: Trump, America, and the World

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the March/April 2018 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Sarah Margon and Jake Sullivan. 

January 12, 2015

Haiti
Haiti’s Reconstruction Struggles

Five years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains plagued by a weak political system and flawed reconstruction process, says former correspondent Jonathan M. Katz.

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February 14, 2006

Iraq
Matthew Sherman: Curtailing Militias Key to Formation of Iraqi Security Forces

Matthew Sherman, former deputy senior adviser and director of policy to Iraq ’s Ministry of Interior, discusses the influence of militias, U.S. counterinsurgency efforts, and Iraq ’s rise of organize…

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…