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March 27, 2015

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Yemen, Islamic State, and MDGs

Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski and Lt. Gen. James M. Holmes, “Presentation to the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, House of Representatives,” U.S. Departmen…

Yemen Rebels

February 13, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Guest Post: The Unknown Limits of Synthetic Biology

Helia Ighani is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Since 2001, major metropolitan cities have increasingly conducted gas and chemical attac…

Synthetic Bio

October 29, 2014

Japan
Not U.S. Isolationism, But a Rebalancing of Priorities and Means

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2014 survey released last month entitled “Foreign Policy in the Age of Retrenchment” reports that over 40 percent of Americans believe that the United States sho…

shangri la sideline

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 …

Israeli Heron I (old)

November 4, 2011

Politics and Government
Egyptian Politics: Back to the Future

Egyptians cast their vote during a national referendum at a polling station in Cairo (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) Over the last three weeks as I have been out on the road with my book, The Struggle …

Egyptian Politics: Back to the Future

January 17, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: NSA Reforms, CIA Drone Strikes, and Benghazi

“Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-28: Signals Intelligence Activities,” White House, January 17, 2014. When the United States collects nonpublicly available signals intelligence in bulk, it shall u…

Obama NSA speech

September 27, 2013

Defense Technology
You Might Have Missed: Counterterrorism, Washington Credibility, and Insurgencies

A Conversation with Hassan Rouhani, Council on Foreign Relations, September 26, 2013. ROUHANI: …While interdependence and competitive cooperative approach, and not enmity, is the order of the day, z…

Camp Lemonnier

September 6, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Syria , al-Qaeda Retaliates Against Drones, and Private Contractors

Colleen McCain Nelson, “Obama’s Curbs on Executive Power Draw Fire,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2013. A senior administration official said that while the new drone-strike policy does rein in…

U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria

August 13, 2013

Egypt
The Politics of Energy: What Morsi’s Fall Means for Jordan

This post is written by Sarah Craig, a Council on Foreign Relations research intern from Princeton University. Jordan’s king Abdullah was the first foreign head of state to visit Egypt after the mi…

Flames rise from an Egyptian pipeline distribution station after an attack in the Sinai peninsula July 12, 2011 (Courtesy Reuters).

July 15, 2013

Political Transitions
Guest Post: An Unwritten Definition: Humanitarian Intervention After Mali

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate for the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. While the internati…

MINUSMA peacekeepers