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August 13, 2015

China
Putin’s Russia and Africa

This is a guest post by Eugene Steinberg, an assistant editor at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1961 to 1992, one of Moscow’s most prestigious schools bore the name of Patrice Lumumba, the S…

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June 12, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: June 12, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: Kaspersky announced it was the victim of a recent cyber espionage campaign, where the intrude…

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March 6, 2015

United States
Ten Vietnam War Novels to Read

All week I have been blogging on the best histories, memoirs, films, and songs to mark Sunday’s fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam. Today I want to look at…

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February 3, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Apartheid Killer to Be Paroled in South Africa

Through the use of death squads many apartheid defenders conducted a dirty war against those whom they perceived as threatening the regime. Victims were of all races, and included Chris Hani, who was…

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January 16, 2015

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Pilots, Press Freedom, and CIA Accountability

Daily Press Briefing, U.S. Department of State, January 15, 2015. MARIE HARF: So clearly, we think that media organizations should have the right publish what they want. Doesn’t mean they have to pr…

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October 23, 2014

Does China Have a Rare Earth Weapon?

It’s been four years since China cut sales of rare earth elements (REEs) to Japan during a naval standoff between the two powers.  Panic spread to markets and governments as people tried to figure ou…

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June 22, 2010

CFR News
Liaquat Ahamed’s "Lords of Finance" Wins CFR’s 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World wins CFR’s 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award.

November 6, 2014

United States
Ten Cold War Films Worth Watching

The Cold War has provided the grist for rich histories, enlightening memoirs, and terrific novels. It has also provided source material for some great movies. Here in alphabetical order are my ten fa…

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November 5, 2014

United States
Ten Cold War Novels Worth Reading

If you want to know the facts about the Cold War, you should read histories and memoirs. If you want to know how the Cold War felt, you should read novels. Why? Because “fiction reveals truths that r…

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February 3, 2014

Israel
Settlement Impossible

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the never-ending peace process are back.  Not that they ever went away, but the conflict has gotten far more newsprint and bandwidth in the last week or so than i…

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