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October 11, 2018

Polls and Public Opinion
A Look at Public Opinion and Foreign Policy with Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz, senior fellow of public opinion and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss American attitudes toward foreign policy.

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February 24, 2011

Religion
Islam and Politics in Egypt

Despite concerns over the political power of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo-based expert Dina Shehata says it is faulty to think Egypt is headed toward a theocracy.

April 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

September 24, 2020

Election 2020
TWNW Special: How Americans See the World

On this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Dina Smeltz, senior fellow fo…

Podcast A demonstrator walks with a mock voting booth outside of the Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Local artists along with Declaration for American Democracy, Center for Popular Democracy Action and Public Citizen installed several life-sized, interactive mock voting booths around Washington to draw attention to the U.S. Senates failure to allocate funding for safe elections in its current coronavirus relief bill.

April 20, 2011

Politics and Government
Food For Thought

A vendor sells books at Mutanabi Street in Baghdad April 5, 2011 (Mohammed Ameen/Courtesy Reuters) I will not be posting for the next week. Please see below two interesting articles. My friend, Di…

Food For Thought

January 10, 2017

United States
Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, and Homeland Security

Lisa O. Monaco joins Dina Temple-Raston to discuss domestic security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity issues during her tenure as President Obama’s homeland security advisor.

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September 7, 2012

Human Rights
Weekend Reading: Non-Islamists in Egypt, Bahrain’s Brutal Police, and Syria’s Tragedy

Said Shehata laments the lack of an effective opposition in Egypt’s largely Islamist-dominated political arena. Mahmood on Mahmood’s Den, reflecting on Bahraini police brutality, says that Bahrain’s…

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June 27, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Lebanon’s Sectarian Violence, Qatar’s New Emir, and Egypt’s President Ruminates

Significant Developments Lebanon. The Lebanese army defeated the militant followers of radical Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir in Sidon on Tuesday after a violent two-day battle. The clashes ended…

A Lebanese army soldier stands atop of an armoured personnel carrier as he patrols the area near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to be sheltering with his supporters, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon June 25, 2013 (Hashisho/Courtesy Reuters).

October 23, 2013

Egypt
Nile-ism

Erbil—I am in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, but the news from Egypt is never far away. There are no words for Sunday’s attack at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Warraq that killed four, including t…

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November 7, 2014

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Trouble In Morocco, Egypt 1990s Style, and What Are The Palestinians Saying?

Zineb Belmkaddem examines how the Moroccan authorities are clamping down on opposition movements. Dina El Khawaga argues that the Egyptian government is reproducing the authoritarian measures of the…

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