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July 24, 2018

Chinese Parents, Pharma Industry Worried Sick After Latest Vaccine Scandal

In a society that cherishes health, longevity, and continuation of the family line, there is a lingering and growing fear that the existing system is broken.  

Beijing Vaccine

September 15, 2017

Weekend Reading: The U.S., Iran, and the KRG; Remembering Bentalha

Reading selections for the weekend of September 15, 2017.

Tunisia protest

April 22, 2016

Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 22, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Nearly a quarter of India’s population affected by drought. After two y…


July 14, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Profile: Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman al-Zawahiri, now America’s most wanted terrorist, took over as the head of al-Qaeda in June 2011 after the killing of erstwhile head Osama bin Laden.

April 2, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria President-elect Mohammadu Buhari’s Agenda

As in the United States, there is a hiatus between a president’s election and his inauguration in Nigeria. Muhammadu Buhari will be inaugurated as president of Nigeria on May 29. In the meantime, Pre…

Buhari Agenda

December 1, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kano, Nigeria, Mosque Attack Likely Aimed at Governor, Emir

The November 28 attack on worshippers at Kano’s Central Mosque killed at least 130, according to the Nigerian media. No group has claimed responsibility, though most observers appear to think it was …

Africa - Kano Bombing

December 8, 2014

Ten Elections to Watch in 2015

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. Indians and Indonesians elected new leaders, while Brazilians and South Africans voted to keep the ones they had. Turks elevated their…


December 8, 2012

United States
Voices From the Region: Egypt, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Iraq

“I never thought I would say this, but even Mubarak was more savvy when he spoke in a time of crisis.” – Hossam Bahgat, executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights “I hope God …

Supporters of Egyptian president Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans during a funeral for fellow supporters who died in recent clashes Al Azhar mosque in Cairo on December 7, 2012 (Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).

February 2, 2005

IRAQ: The Role of Tribes

This publication is now archived. What part can tribes play in Iraqi politics?Experts disagree. U.S. military officials have sought the cooperation of many local tribal leaders, but it is difficult t…