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February 15, 2016

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men, though that may change next January 20—who have been president on Presidents’ Day by posti…

Presidents

June 10, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: The American Public’s Mixed Mood

And then there were two. Nearly fifteen months after the first candidate officially declared for the presidency, we finally have our two presumptive nominees. As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make…

Capitol-w-American-Flags

June 24, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Trump Gives Brexit a Thumbs Up

Global markets aren’t happy with the British vote to exit the European Union. But Donald Trump sure is. At a press conference for the opening of his new luxury golf resort, Trump Turnberry in western…

Trump-Scotland1

September 25, 2012

Development
Question of the Week: The Millennium Development Goals

What impact have the Millennium Development Goals had, and what should follow them after they expire? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development b…

woman_carrying_water_MDG_congo_question_of_the_week

October 18, 2012

Development
Question of the Week: The Millennium Development Goals Part II

How should the next set of global development goals be chosen? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and …

ban_ki_moon_rio_millennium_development_goal_what_comes_next

February 5, 2014

Egypt
The Muslim Brothers in Egypt

Doing some research for a project,  I came across this interesting assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its role in politics there: The record of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt following …

May 27, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Disgrace in Syria

Headlines around the world this weekend tell of a massacre in Syria: artillery killed ninety people, of whom a third were children, in one village. The Assad regime has of course denied responsibilit…

October 16, 2014

Development
Truly Sustainable Development Calls for Systemic Responses

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Alicia Ely Yamin, lecturer on …

Orphans wait to be given snacks at the Mphandula Childcare Center at Namitete, outside Lilongwe, Malawi, April 2008 (Courtesy Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko).

December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington