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September 18, 2016

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 69th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 69 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 …

F-16 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly in formation during a media day ahead of the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster

February 19, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Tough Talk in South Carolina

South Carolina looks to be living up to its reputation as a rough-and-tumble place for politics. The GOP candidates have been going after each other with a vengeance in the hopes of gaining an advant…

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February 2, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Pro-Biafra Agitation: A Mix of Crisis and Opportunity

This is a guest post by Carl Unegbu. Carl is a Nigerian-born American lawyer and journalist. He lives in New York City. Nigeria’s old Biafra problem has reared its head again and with it, the spec…

Pro-Biafra Agitation

January 15, 2016

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Cyber Week in Review: January 15, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. It’s confirmed! There was a cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid. Security researchers have co…

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October 23, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: 9/11, Afghanistan, and Benghazi

Campaign 2016 didn’t generate a lot of foreign policy news this week. To the extent it did, the candidates were rehashing the past rather than laying out what they would do in the future. Most of the…

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September 4, 2015

Iraq
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Malaysia’s Corruption Scandal, Migration Crisis Threatens EU Political Unity, and More

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Anti-Corruption Conference Coincides with Ma…

Protesters march at a rally organised by pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, August 29, 2015. Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a two-day rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name. The placards read, "Corruptor" and "We are not against prime minister, we just hate Najib" (Olivia Harris/Reuters).

June 14, 2015

United States
Birthday Wishes to the United States Army!

Doughboy. GI. Grunt. Dogface. Warrior. Whatever term you prefer, if you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The United St…

U.S. Army soldiers walk the Army birthday cake down to be cut at the 2014 Army Ball at the National Harbor in Fort Washington, Maryland, June 21, 2014.

September 18, 2014

Defense and Security
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 67th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 67 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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May 16, 2014

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Space Fence, Counter-UAV Technologies, and Nigeria

Eric Schmitt and Brian Knowlton, “U.S. Officials Question Ability of Nigeria to Rescue Hostages,” New York Times, May 15, 2014. Even as terrorist groups throughout the world have engaged in more kid…

WSJ Semitism

February 14, 2014

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: Israeli Drones, Benghazi, and the NSA

Jim Garamone, “Special Ops Forces in Transition, Pentagon Official Says,” U.S. Department of Defense, February 12, 2014. Network threats present new challenges and require new ways of planning, the …

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