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July 12, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Defections and Diplomacy, Egypt’s Power Struggles

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. UN Security Council members today began discussing a draft resolution on Syria in New York. Russia and the Western nations on the 15-member council have d…

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad meets UN Syria peace envoy Kofi Annan in Damascus on July 9, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

May 24, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
U.S. May Shift Strategy on North Korea

News reports say the United States may be shifting its approach toward North Korea in an ongoing effort to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear program. But some experts say that with negotiations st…

October 18, 2007

Global
Oil Prices

While some experts fault demand increases for record-high oil prices, others say production and market issues reflect price hikes are more complicated.

November 11, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Policy Brain Trusts: Obama’s Advisers

Sen. Barack Obama’s foreign policy team includes former State Department veterans and newcomers from academia who seek to reinvigorate U.S. diplomacy.

June 18, 2014

More Books to Read This Summer

Last week, Bob McMahon, Gideon Rose, and I offered up our summer reading suggestions on The World Next Week podcast. India Adams and her colleagues on the CFR Library staff were not to be outdone. Th…

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October 8, 2014

Syria
Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Jeffrey Crisp, senior director for policy and advocacy at Refugees International, and Rochelle Davis, associate professor of cultural anthropology at Georgetown University, join Andrew Parasiliti, di…

October 8, 2014

Syria
Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Jeffrey Crisp, senior director for policy and advocacy at Refugees International, and Rochelle Davis, associate professor of cultural anthropology at Georgetown University, join the RAND Corporation'…

October 27, 2014

Global
Big Data, Big Potential

Kalev Leetaru, 2013–2014 Yahoo! fellow in residence at Georgetown University, joins Media Executive Vivian Schiller to discuss big data and its uses in policymaking, education, and beyond.

October 27, 2014

Global
Big Data, Big Potential

Kalev Leetaru, 2013-2014 Yahoo! fellow in residence at Georgetown University, joins media executive Vivian Schiller to discuss big data and its uses in policymaking, education, and beyond.

November 21, 2011

Economic Crises
True and False Lessons Drawn from the Structural Slump

Edmund S. Phelps, professor of political economy at Columbia University, discusses the causes of the economic slump in the United States.