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August 18, 2015

Asia
The Implications of Thura Shwe Mann’s Removal

Last week, Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) party leader Thura Shwe Mann, the speaker of the lower house of Parliament, was abruptly removed as party chief, only months before Myanmar’s …

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December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

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February 4, 2009

United States
U.S. Should Seek Comprehensive Accord with Iran

Hillary Mann Leverett,who helped negotiated a cooperation deal with Iran over Afghanistan from 2001 to 2003, says she now believes Washington must seek a far wider accord with Tehran to prevent serio…

May 10, 2012

Trade
Richard Mourdock and the Politics of Dysfunction

Richard Mourdock, who defeated long-serving Senator Richard Lugar this week for the GOP nomination in Indiana, is a serious politician. He served two terms as state treasurer and ran for the House of…

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February 17, 2013

Egypt
Egyptian Realities

It would be far easier to understand Egypt if the trend lines pointed up or down, rather than presenting an immensely complex picture. But consider two groups of issues: relations with Hamas, and res…

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June 29, 2016

United States
John Brennan on Transnational Threats to Global Security

John O. Brennan discusses instability and transnational threats to global security.

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April 26, 2016

International Organizations
The Peace Imperative: Creating Sustainable Peace through Gender Inclusion

Coauthored with Erin Sielaff, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United Nations is attempting to restart yet another set …

Democratic Forces of Syria women fighters gesture while riding a pick-up truck near the town of al-Shadadi in the Hasaka countryside of Syria on February 18, 2016.

April 12, 2016

Myanmar
Troubling Early Signs in Myanmar’s New Government

The expectations for Myanmar’s new, National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government are almost impossibly high. After five decades under military or quasi-military rule, many Myanmar citizens expe…

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