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July 19, 2012

Egypt
Tales of Omar Suleiman

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Thursday, July 19.  "I am responsible for the stability of Egypt," Lt. Gen. Omar Suleiman said, his voice rising as his large fist …

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November 14, 2018

Oman
Oman Just Bought Israeli Insurance

This article first appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on November 7, 2018. A little more than a week ago, the drumbeat of news concerning Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was briefly inte…

Oman's leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said attends the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha December 3, 2007. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR)

May 7, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

Teaching Notes for South Korea at a Crossroads, written by CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder

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October 25, 2017

Kenya
Scene Setter: Kenya's October 26 Presidential Elections

Ballot papers printed in Dubai are arriving at Nairobi airport and being distributed around the country, albeit with some difficulty, indicating that the elections will go ahead. The ballot includes …

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October 11, 2017

Kenya
The Drama Continues: Kenya's Raila Odinga Withdraws From Election Re-Run

On Tuesday, the principal presidential opposition candidate, Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA), announced that he would no longer participate in the rescheduled October 26 elections…

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June 20, 2017

Nigeria
Bribery and Election Rigging Stand Trial in Nigeria

A trial now underway appears to provide granular detail about the role of bribery in rigging elections. Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Dele Belgore is standing trial after allegedly collecting N450…

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January 30, 2017

Israel
Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Is a Bad Idea for Everyone—Except Israeli Hard-Liners and Their American Friends

Moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is supposed to show American resolve. It will only sow chaos.

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December 15, 2015

Iran
Lebanon’s "Worthless" Government and the Fight Over the Presidency

It is rare for the prime minister of any country to call its government “worthless,” but Prime Minister Tammam Salam of Lebanon just did. For 19 months Lebanon has been unable to elect a president, a…

January 22, 2013

Education
Education Lessons: As Obama Begins Second Term, Big Gains May Come in Small Steps

U.S. students are now graduating from high school at the highest rate since good records began being kept in the mid-1970s, according to new data released today by the National Center for Education S…

Students arrive by bus on the first day of school at Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

November 26, 2012

Iran
Technology and Terror

The success of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system is one of the great stories to emerge from the Gaza conflict, but its importance may still have been underestimated. First, even enthusiasts …