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October 5, 2018

United States
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With John Kerry

John Kerry discusses his American life as a Navy lieutenant, prosecutor, lieutenant governor, Democratic nominee for the presidency of the United States, five term senator, and U.S. Secretary of Stat…

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December 7, 2016

China
China’s Environmental Health Crisis: The International and Comparative Perspective

China faces a daunting environmental health crisis due to its economic rise that has polluted its air, water, and soil. That being said, many industrialized and other developing nations have successf…

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November 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Reminder that South Africa’s Ruling Party is Multiracial

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom appears to have been the initiator of the African National Congress’s (ANC) November 27-29 in-house debate over whether to recall Jacob Zuma as party leader. (Zuma s…

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August 30, 2016

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Syria Red Line, Three Years Later

It was three years ago, Labor Day weekend in 2013, that President Obama reversed himself and refused to enforce his "red line" against use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. What’s the outc…

November 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Wounded President Zuma Survives

Over the weekend of November 27, Jacob Zuma faced his greatest political challenge to date, a vote of ‘no-confidence’ from within his own party, the African National Congress (ANC). He had previously…

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November 10, 2016

The United States Marine Corps Celebrates Its 241st Birthday Today

The Marine Corps turns 241 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

U.S. Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit run for cover during a non-live fire MOUT training at US Marine Corps: Marines Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms

July 26, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Feminist Voices in China: From #MeToo to Censorship

Though Mao Zedong once famously claimed that “women hold up half the sky,” under Xi Jinping, women have little space to express dissenting opinions and even less for organized action. In 2015, the Ch…

Podcast A police officer talks to men in a street in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017.

April 3, 2015

Trade
The U.S. Trade Deficit: Is It a Problem, or Not?

The United States has run a trade deficit with the rest of the world every year for the past 40 years. With the U.S. debate heating up over the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we will be hea…

June 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement

Research shows that corruption hinders development and reinforces inequality. Yet anti-corruption efforts generally fail to recognize and address the impact corruption has on women’s lives. When wome…

Podcast Women shout during a protest against corruption in Morocco June 3, 2017.

June 1, 2018

Food and Water Security
Countdown to Day Zero: Water Scarcity and Security

Panelists discuss the causes of water crises, the threat they pose to stability and security, and policy options to address them.

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