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May 12, 2017

South Korea
Moon's Win, IS in the Philippines, Taiwan at WHA, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. New president, new approach? Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s new president, has pledged to p…

Moon-win-parade

December 2, 2016

China
Bird Flu, North Korean Coal Crunch, and More

Rachel Brown, Erik Crouch, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Bird flu outbreak puts Asian nations on high alert. A newly identified spate…

bird-flu-south-korea

June 8, 2012

Trade
The North American Market: A Competitive Edge That Shouldn't Be Squandered

If there’s a golden rule for economic competitiveness, it's this: “Always exploit your advantages.” Yet for more than a decade, the United States has systematically undermined one of its biggest – ou…

A truck makes its way through the Advanced Spectroscopic Portal nuclear material detector at the New York Container Terminal in April 2007 (Shannon Stapleton/Courtesy Reuters).

November 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya’s Silicon Savannah Spurs Tech in Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a guest post by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright. They are the authors of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. The role of technology in sub-Saharan Africa is grow…

IT Africa

February 23, 2015

Turkey
Sultanism or Not? Debating Turkish Politics

Erik Tillman from DePaul University responded to my recent piece on Politico.com. It is well worth a read. Recent events have spawned a number of articles analyzing Turkey’s current political situat…

Sultanism or Not

September 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s Youth Bulge a Big Burden

This is a guest post by Diptesh Soni. Diptesh is currently a consultant in UNICEF’s public advocacy section and a recent graduate of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs…

Africa Population Boom

November 1, 2013

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: Drones, al-Shabaab in Somalia, and the NSA.

Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt, “As Security Deteriorates at Home, Iraqi Leader Arrived in U.S. Seeking Aid,” New York Times, October 31, 2013. Until now, Mr. Maliki was reluctant to openly ask …

February 24, 2012

Weekend Reading: Maghreb-palooza

A letter from the Overseas Press Club to H.M. King Mohamed VI of Morocco, criticizing the lack of press freedom in the country. Erik Churchill writes about labor unrest in post-revolutionary Tunisia…

Weekend-Reading-MaghrebPalo

September 26, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
History Lessons: The Munich Agreement

A new installment of “History Lessons” is now out. This time I examine the signing of the Munich Agreement in the early morning hours of September 30, 1938. (The agreement itself is dated September 2…