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December 18, 2017

China
Turnbull_Li_3.24.2017 For Clues on How to Address China’s Growing Political Influence Strategies, Look to Australia

Part of a Series of China’s Growing Influence Within Democratic Societies In a relatively short period of time, international media attention—and attention by policymakers—has focused on Beijing’s…

November 26, 2016

Cuba
On the Death of Fidel Castro

On the death of Fidel Castro my thoughts today turned immediately to Huber Matos, who sadly did not live to see this day. Matos was a true hero of the Cuban Revolution--and was therefore imprisone…

November 2, 2017

Defense and Security
Podcast Female Special Task Force (STF), Sri Lanka Measuring Progress on Women's Inclusion, Justice, and Security

In the aftermath of the passage of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, Ambassador Aas and Dr. Klugman join us for a discussion about the first ever global index bridging both women’s inclusio…

June 10, 2015

Religion
Uighur men leave a mosque following the Eid prayers in Kashgar. Religion in China

As religious observance in China grows, the Chinese Communist Party continues to use religious policy to assert its authority and increasingly to coopt state-sanctioned religious organizations to pro…

March 30, 2015

Global
Play RTR47JGB_EC.jpg Charting the U.S. Atrocities Prevention Board's Progress

Sarah Sewall discusses the U.S. Atrocities Prevention Board's progress over the last three years.

June 27, 2014

Austria
Archduke TWE Remembers: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

A loving couple. An heir to the throne. A wife shunned by her husband’s family. Two countries bitterly at odds. A shadowy secret organization. Security officials indifferent to their responsibilities…

July 29, 2014

Wars and Conflict
World-War-I-Books TWE Remembers: World War I Histories

You can learn a lot about the origins, events, and consequences of World War I by surfing the Internet. But if you really want to understand why the Great War happened, you should read serious histor…

July 23, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Ultimatium photo TWE Remembers: Austria-Hungary Issues an Ultimatum to Serbia

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. That adage applies to governments as well as to people. A case in point is the ultimatum that Austria gave Serbia on July 23, 1914. Austrian offic…

July 25, 2014

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Serbia-Ultimatum-Response TWE Remembers: Serbia Responds to Austria’s Ultimatum

Diplomacy is often a contest to gain the upper hand in the court of world opinion. The country that can depict itself as victim of aggression even when the facts are more complex may rally greater su…

August 1, 2013

China
Young Tibetan monks chat during a prayer meeting for tourists at a temple in Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai province on July 19, 2012. Dagny Dukach: Beijing Begins to Debate the Tibet Issue

Dagny Dukach is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In early June 2013, Dr. Jin Wei, a senior Chinese government advisor and director of ethnic and religious studies at B…