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July 5, 2016

Asia
Review of Benedict Anderson’s "A Life Beyond Boundaries"

It is a common scene among the community of Southeast Asia specialists in Washington. At a talk, or a visit by a leading Southeast Asian politician, the conversation inevitably comes around to the sa…

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June 30, 2014

India
Ashlyn Anderson: In Iraq, Modi Finds His First Foreign Policy Test

Ashlyn Anderson is a research associate for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stunned the world with its recent victor…

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August 3, 2015

China
Economics of Influence: China and India in South Asia

A surge in Chinese economic and diplomatic involvement in South Asia poses a serious rival for Indian influence in its neighborhood, and could finally unlock the region’s potential, write Ashlyn Ande…

December 23, 2010

Global
How WikiLeaks Affects Journalism

WikiLeaks’ publication of classified foreign policy cables highlights the continued power of traditional news media and the challenges journalists face from online groups that do not share their view…

October 30, 2015

Nepal
Disaster Relief: China and India Come Together

Chinese and Indian relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake set a precedent for trust building between two countries whose cooperation will be crucial to the prosperity of South A…

November 29, 2022

Media
Countering Disinformation Through Media Literacy

Summer Lopez, chief program officer of PEN America’s Free Expression Programs, discusses the psychology and spreading of disinformation and how to avoid injecting it into public discourse. The webina…

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December 22, 2003

Libya
Libyan Expert: Qaddafi, Desperate to End Libya’s Isolation, Sends a ’Gift’ to President Bush

Lisa Anderson, a leading specialist on Libya, says that the surprise announcement on December 19 that Libya would renounce its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program was “a deliberate gift,&…

April 21, 2022

Democracy
Democracy and Voting Rights

Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor of African American studies at Emory University, and Michael Li, senior counsel at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, discuss race, equ…

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April 2, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Rape as a Tool of War in Tigray

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers March 27 to April 2. 

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December 7, 2022

Afghanistan War
Arthur Ross Book Award: "The American War in Afghanistan: A History"

Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Carter Malkasian, Mary Elise Sarotte, and Nicole Perlroth. The program will include an award ceremony and conversation with M…

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