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September 8, 2021

United States
Seven Movies Worth Watching About 9/11

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks this Saturday, we recommend sources for better understanding 9/11 and its aftermath. Today: seven movies about 9/11.

Movies

April 10, 2020

Nigeria
Case Not Quite Closed on the Assassination of Nigerian Salafi Scholar Shaikh Jaafar Adam

While at prayer on April 13, 2007, the prominent Salafi scholar, Shaikh Jaafar Mahmud Adam, was assassinated at his mosque in Kano. At the time, the murder made a deep impression on mainstream Muslims, many of whom revered Adam. The murder took place in the final days before the 2007 presidential elections, and many observers, including those at the U.S. embassy, thought that the murder was somehow related. But it now seems more likely that Adam was assassinated by a vengeful former member of the Nigerian Taliban. His murder was an early manifestation of the deadly battles among Boko Haram’s competing factions that continue up to the present.

A man cycles past the Al Ansar mosque in Maiduguri. Four red and white minarets are visible around a green dome topped with gold. Person-sized arches line the one-story building around the dome and minarets.

May 10, 2017

Japan
Adam Liff: Seventy Years of Shifting Goal Posts

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. Adam P. Liff is ass…

Izumo

June 23, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

March 21, 2016

Defense and Security
Ten Whats With…Adam Segal

Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is author of The Hacked World …

Segal Cover Edited

December 19, 2005

Economics
Tim Adams frets …

Treasury Under Secretary Adams worries about "which developing country is ready to go bust, what hedge fund is heading toward a meltdown, which currency is teetering on the edge of collapse, what pro…

August 6, 2021

Global
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Actual World Events

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films inspired by reality. 

Three movie posters in black frames. From left: Charlie Wilson's War (a man, woman, and another man in sunglasses look out); Breaker Morant (three men in military uniforms stand over scenes of combat); Invictus (a man in a green and yellow rugby uniform looks triumphant in front of a crowd with Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela behind him).

August 21, 2006

Financial Markets
Is Adam Posen talking about Germany - or the US?

Dan Drezner (and Mark Thoma) liked Adam Posen’s critique of Germany’s emphasis on “competitiveness.”  But when I read parts of Posen’s argument, I kept thinking that he was describing the US or China…

August 20, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Being in Combat

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about the experience of war. 

Three movie posters: Platoon (a helmet lies upside down beneath a line of soldiers); The Thin Red Line (a close up of three soldiers’ faces in grass); 1917 (two soldiers run into a sunrise).

July 23, 2020

Elections and Voting
Cyber Week in Review: July 23, 2020

Congressional Democrats demand FBI briefing on foreign disinformation campaign targeting 2020 election; DOJ charges Chinese hackers with targeting coronavirus vaccine research; Major Twitter breach l…

Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) listens during a hearing of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.