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August 20, 2019

United States
Back-to-School Reading Special

Every year CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I record a summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. We usually do it in June as we entertain visions of leisurely summer days yet to co…

Books

April 2, 2013

How David Stockman Explains Irrational Hatred of Clean Energy Spending

Skeptics of government spending on clean energy have reasonable grounds to question whether Washington is capable of effectively investing in efforts to commercialize new technologies. The last few w…

May 25, 2018

United States
Remembering Those Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and a countless number of smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did n…

memorial day 2018

November 20, 2015

Iraq
Weekend Reading: Tourism in Egypt, Descartes in Reyhanli, and Corruption in the KRG

Farah Halime studies how continued violence in Egypt, particularly against the tourism industry, negatively impacts the country’s economy. The blogger Maysaloon discusses teaching identity, philosop…

WR11202015

June 26, 2015

Turkey
Weekend Reading: Kurdish in Turkey, The Ghost of Omar Pasha, and Islam vs. Jihadism

Nadeen Shaker investigates how Turkey’s Kurds are reclaiming their language in the classroom. Farah Halime of Rebel Economy has published a translation of former Vice President of Egypt Omar Suleima…

WR06262015

April 25, 2014

Lebanon
Weekend Reading: Syrian Gastronomy, Arab Film, and Gay Rights in Lebanon.

Lauren Bohn talks about the importance of food with Syrian refugees in Beirut for Bon Appetit. Maya Sioufi discusses how Cinephilia is investing in the future of Arab cinema. Farah Wael examines ga…

WR04252014_CROPPED

December 5, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Somali Prime Minister Merry-Go-Round

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. Recently, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud organized for th…

Somalia PM

July 12, 2013

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Narratives, Polarization, and Gas

Sarah Carr examines the implications of the divisive narratives that mark Egyptian discourse in the context of the June 30 uprising. Nour Youssef explores the polarization of Egyptian discourse thro…

Weekend Reading 07.12.2013

January 14, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Somalia: A New Prime Minister?

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, program coordinator, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies program.  Last month, with little fanfare, the Somali federal gove…

Somalia's new Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed delivers his speech at the Parliament Building in Mogadishu December 21, 2013.