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July 31, 2014

Wars and Conflict
A Tutsi woman passes between a guerilla from the Rwandan Patriotic Front on the left and a wounded man on the right, Rwanda, May 1994 (Courtesy Reuters). Prosecuting Sexual Violence Offenders after Conflict

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sigrid von Wendel, who edits t…

May 7, 2014

Wars and Conflict
A woman holding a newborn stands in front of African Union troops in the Central African Republic, April 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Siegfried Modola). Combating Sexual Assault in Conflict

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sigrid von Wendel, who edits t…

September 4, 2014

Russia
Media Conference Call: John Mearsheimer on NATO

John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor of political science at the University of Chicago and author of "Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault" in the September/Oct…

June 24, 2011

Weekend Reading Weekend Reading

People swim in the Nile to cool off during a hot day in Cairo (Asmaa Waguih/Courtesy Reuters) Mona Yacoubian and Elias Muhanna discuss the new Lebanese cabinet and the Special Tribunal fo…

October 31, 2013

United States
What to Do About U.S. Political Dysfunction

Bob Kaiser and Norm Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the current system.

October 31, 2013

United States
What to Do About U.S. Political Dysfunction

Robert G. Kaiser and Norman J. Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the cur…

June 27, 2013

United States
(Andy Clark/Courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week: Books to Read This Summer

The World Next Week podcast is up. This week, Bob McMahon and I took a break from our regular discussion of next week’s news to kick off the summer with some reading recommendations. Bob and I beg…

September 11, 2012

United States
Lindbergh TWE Remembers: Charles Lindbergh’s Des Moines Speech

September 11 is a black day in American history. But six decades before the planes flew into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and crashed in a field in central Pennsylvania, it stood out as a shamefu…

September 2, 2011

United States
FDR and Churchill TWE Remembers: The Destroyers-for-Bases Deal

President Obama caught a lot of flak earlier this year for ordering the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes against Libya without securing congressional authorization, even after the ninety-day clo…

May 23, 2011

Defense and Security
President Obama meets with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office on May 20, 2011. Quick Takes: Obama Favors Congressional Action on Libya

President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office on May 20, 2011. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Last week’s Friday File noted that Congress has not acted either…