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September 12, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Washington and Moscow Spar on Syria, Oslo Accords Twenty Years On, Lehman Brothers Collapse Five Years Later

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the continuing crisis in Syria, the twentieth anniversary of the Oslo Accords, and the state of the economy five years after the Lehman …

Russian president Vladimir Putin walks past U.S. president Barack Obama during a group photo at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

October 19, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Obama and Romney Debate Foreign Policy, Turkey and Syria Spar, Brahimi Negotiates, and the World Health Summit Convenes

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the final presidential debate; increasing tensions between Turkey and Syria; Lakhdar Brahimi’s effort to negotiate a cease-fire in Syria…

CBS anchorman and debate moderator Bob Schieffer talks to the audience during the final 2008 presidential debate. (Jim Young/ courtesy Reuters)

August 10, 2017

Philippines
Is Duterte Warming to the United States?

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who blasted the United States repeatedly in 2016, and has reportedly had a lifetime of grievances against Washington, may be recognizing he needs to take a diffe…

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June 13, 2018

North Korea
Assessing the Summit

Panelists discuss the threats posed by a nuclear North Korea and the Trump-Kim summit meeting.

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October 26, 2016

Islamic State
The Meaning of Mosul

Iraq’s campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State and restore the Iraqi government’s authority requires coordination among numerous armed groups with competing interests.

August 11, 2016

Americas
The Zika Virus

The Zika virus, which has been found to cause severe birth defects, has spread across the Americas, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency.

Geovane Silva holds his son Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil.

July 22, 2016

United States
Foreign Policy at the Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

George W. Bush Nomination 2004

December 5, 2017

International Economic Policy
Fatou Bensouda on Global Women’s Issues at the Crossroads: Assessing Progress

Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her career at the ICC, the obstacles she has faced in her profession, and the challenges that still exist in …

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March 13, 2013

The Renewing America Interview: Robert Reischauer on Fiscal Reform

This week, for the first time in more than ninety years, both houses of Congress put out their annual budget proposals before the White House, an anomaly that reflects the topsy-turvy world of fiscal…

A view of the House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol (Ron Cogswell/Courtesy Flickr).

December 5, 2017

United States
The Status of Women in the Economy

The connection between women’s economic empowerment has been proven to be critical to economic growth and stability, but the share of women in the labor force has stagnated for two decades and signif…

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