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February 3, 2017

Religion
Countering Religious Extremism: A Conversation with Michael B. Curry

Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.

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June 14, 2016

Asia
What Does the Future Hold for the Rohingya?

Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya may well be the most persecuted people on the planet. Today nearly two million Rohingya l…

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April 12, 2016

International Organizations
Surface Tension: Chinese Aggression Roils Southeast Asian Waters

In telling the Group of Seven (G7) yesterday to butt out of its controversial maritime claims in East Asia, China has doubled down on an historic strategic blunder. Beijing’s belligerence in the Sout…

Filipino activists protest Chinese reclamation in the South China Sea outside the Chinese embassy in Manila on April 17, 2015.

March 9, 2016

China
A Hard Landing for Chinese "Parachute Kids"?

Pei-Yu Wei is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. On February 17, 2016, three Chinese “parachute kids” were sentenced to prison after bullying their classmate last March …

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February 5, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of February 5, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Indian Supreme Court scheduled to review discriminator…

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November 19, 2015

United States
Hillary Clinton on National Security and the Islamic State

Hillary Clinton discusses U.S. foreign policy and national security in the aftermath of the recent Paris terror attacks.

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November 9, 2015

United States
U.S. Education and National Competitiveness

Experts assess the changes and controversies surrounding education reform in the United States.

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May 28, 2015

Israel
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Question of Hamas, Gaza, and Israel

Amnesty International has just issued a report on human rights violations by Hamas in Gaza during last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel.  It has garnered a great deal of attention, in part be…

May 6, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
The Digital Single Market Strategy Will Complicate the Economic Relationship Between the United States and Europe

Today’s release of the European Union’s Digital Single Market Strategy starts a new era in digital diplomacy within the union and between the EU and the United States. The strategy identifies the way…

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May 5, 2015

Syria
Low Expectations for UN Syria Talks

The UN’s latest bid to negotiate a political transition in Syria is unlikely to yield results. Behind its mediators’ failures lie a wider breakdown of great-power politics, says expert Richard Gowan.