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October 10, 2013

Education
Guest Post: Lessons from Abroad for U.S. Education

The following guest post was written by Curtis Valentine, a CFR Term Member and a 2013-2014 International Affairs Fellow (IAF). Curtis will be posted to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of I…

A woman is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (Shannon Stapleton/Courtesy Reuters).

March 6, 2013

Education
National Security and National Unity: A Case for Compulsory Service

This guest post is by Curtis Valentine, a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (South Africa 2001-2003) The continuous debates over domestic issues …

A student from Boston College volunteers at Ellis Memorial Center (supportunitedway/Flickr).

August 7, 2012

Education
Guest Post: Community Colleges and America's Skills Gap

The following is a guest post written by Curtis Valentine, a CFR term member and education reform advocate in Maryland. Follow him on Twitter at @curtiseveryday. In a recent meeting of the National …

Students listen to professor Christian Agunwamba during a "Fundamentals of Algebra" class at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

October 5, 2017

United States
Foreign Affairs September/October Issue Launch: Trump and the Allies--The View From Abroad

Gideon Rose discusses the September/October 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Takako Hikotani, Jon D. Michaels, and Shannon K. O’Neil. The latest issue reports on how countries…

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May 2, 2017

Singapore
Singapore: Unlikely Power

At its independence in 1965, few expected Singapore to succeed. Yet this city-state endowed with few natural resources, riddled with corruption, and just emerging from conflict with Malaysia flourish…

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April 29, 2017

Global
The World’s Hotspots

Experts discuss the most important flashpoints in international affairs for the current administration.

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March 29, 2016

Colombia
Colombia and FARC: Prospects for Peace

Experts discuss Colombia’s peace negotiations with the FARC, prospects for completing and implementing a final deal, and implications for U.S.-Colombian relations.

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February 7, 2016

North Korea
U.S. Assessments of North Korean Missile Capabilities Since 2011

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) announced that it successfully launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite at 9:30 am on February 7, 2016. But the United States regards DP…

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April 24, 2015

South Korea
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strike Policies, North Korea, and Conflict Prevention

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, White House, April 23, 2015. John Earnest, White House Spokesperson:  I can tell you that Mr. Gadahn was not specifically targeted.  But in a fashion …

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April 30, 2015

Vietnam
The Vietnam War in Forty Quotes

Last month, I did a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of U.S. combat troops in Vietnam on March 8, 1965. Today marks another significant date in the Vietnam War: t…

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