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March 27, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa's Free Trade Deal Signed in Kigali

In Kigali on March 21, more than forty African nations signed a deal to create the African Continental Free Trade Area.

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December 1, 2017

Political History and Theory
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the centennial of the U.S. entry into Wo…

British soldiers marking the anniversary of the armistice that ended WW1.

September 18, 2017

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

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December 9, 2016

Human Rights
Fighting Corruption by Combating Sexual Extortion

This blog was coauthored with Lauren Hoffman, a former intern with the Women and Foreign Policy program. Today, December 9, is International Anti-Corruption Day, organized by the United Nations De…

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August 30, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Could Japan Join TPP Trade Talks?

This report from the bipartisan Congressional Research Service analyzes Japan’s possible entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a potential regional free trade area, and the implications. TP…

Newly produced trucks are seen at an industrial port before they are loaded onto a cargo ship in Yokohama, Japan (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Courtesy Reuters).

October 6, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
The Mind of Mr. Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington last week and spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York. I did not speak with him during this visit. Herewith a guess about what he is …

August 8, 2013

Politics and Government
Emerging Voices: Julie Fisher on NGOs and Democratization

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Julie Fisher, a current associ…

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May 30, 2016

United States
TWE Remembers: Memorial Day

The United States has fought twelve major wars and a countless number of smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is our way of honoring the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines wh…

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April 13, 2015

Cybersecurity
The UN GGE on Cybersecurity: The Important Drudgery of Capacity Building

This week, Net Politics is taking a look at the work of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Securit…

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February 27, 2015

Ten Whats With…Thanassis Cambanis

Thanassis Cambanis is a fellow at The Century Foundation and a columnist at the Boston Globe. He is the author of a new book, Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story. 1. What is the most interesti…

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