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January 14, 2011

Politics and Government
The Last Days of Ben Ali III

A man embraces a soldier as protesters walk past soldiers while shouting slogans during a demonstration against Tunisian President Ben Ali in Tunis (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) Update: Hats off to tho…

The Last Days of Ben Ali III

May 4, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Ben Carson, GOP Presidential Candidate

Americans have had presidents who were lawyers (more than two dozen of them), soldiers, land surveyors, farmers, and school teachers. Even a newspaper publisher, a mining engineer, and an actor have …

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April 6, 2017

Global
A Conversation with Senator Ben Cardin: Anticorruption in U.S. Foreign Policy under the Trump Administration

Senator Ben Cardin discusses corruption's effect on economic and social inequalities, investment, development, and democratic institutions.

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June 27, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
A Bipartisan Promise: The United States Will Advance Women’s Roles in Security

On June 13, CFR Senior Fellow Jamille Bigio testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing on “Women in Conflict: Advancing Women's Role in Peace and Security.” During the …

CFR Senior Fellow Jamille Bigio testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on advancing women’s roles in peace and security.

October 2, 2012

Development
Emerging Voices: Ben Leo on Polling the World’s Poor for a Post-2015 Development Agenda

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Ben Leo, the global policy d…

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March 29, 2019

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: March 29, 2019

This Week: European Parliament passes sweeping copyright legislation; Facebook charged with housing discrimination; Chinese ownership of dating app declared national security risk; ASUS hack; and the…

People protest against the planned EU copyright reform in Berlin, Germany March 23, 2019.

September 6, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: September 11, the November Election, and Ben Bernanke

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks; the home stretch of the presidential campaign; and what Federal Reserve Chairman …

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former president George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush walk beside the north pool of the World Trade Center Memorial during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2011. (Larry Downing/ courtesy Reuters)

April 13, 2012

Turkey
Weekend Reading: Secularism in AKP’s Turkey, Extremism in Syria?, and Remembering Algeria’s Ben Bella

Turan Kayaoglu argues that, despite opinions to the contrary, there is a way in which secularism is actually thriving in the AKP’s Turkey. Ahmed Al Attar describes the  looming Pandora’s box of extr…

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January 14, 2011

Politics and Government
The Last Days of Ben Ali II: Losing His Military Mojo?

Tunisians shout slogans as they demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis; January 14, 2011 (Zoubeir Souissi/Courtesy Reuters)   Over the last few days, I have been gl…

The Last Days of Ben Ali II: Losing His Military Mojo?

March 8, 2019

United States
The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

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