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April 16, 2015

Cuba
Cuba and Terrorism

President Obama has moved to take Cuba off the "terrorism list."  The administrations defends its move in a lengthy memorandum from the State Department to Congress, but the more they explain it the …

May 15, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: SpaceX Shoots for ISS on Saturday

Space commercialization may take a small step forward on Saturday (NYT). SpaceX is planning to launch the first commercial capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). If successful, SpaceX’s Dr…

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon capsule lifts off from Cape Canaveral for a test flight in 2010. (Scott Audette/Courtesy Reuters)

May 11, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

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December 5, 2014

United States
Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.

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June 27, 2016

Israel
Israel and Turkey: No Big Deal

The recent announcement that Israel and Turkey are restoring full diplomatic relations is unlikely to signal the dawn of a new day in Israeli-Turkish relations.

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June 12, 2013

Global
The Dilemma of Humanitarian Intervention

Global support for the "responsibility to protect" doctrine weakened after the UN-endorsed no-fly zone that helped topple Libya’s regime, and debate continues over the threshold for mounting armed hu…

December 18, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of December 18, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, Gabriel Walker, and James West look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Canadian pastor sentenced by North Korea to life in priso…

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June 12, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 12, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China’s ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang to s…

Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, stands between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin, China, in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television and shot on June 11, 2015. According to CCTV, Zhou was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, deprived of his political rights for life and his personal assets confiscated, for accepting bribes, abusing power and deliberately disclosing state secrets, the Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Int

April 17, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 17, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Japan court blocks reopening of nuclear reactors. A Japanese district c…

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April 24, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 24, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Xi Jinping visits Indonesia and Pakistan. Chinese President Xi Jinping …

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) greets China's President Xi Jinping during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 22 April 2015. The 60th Asian-African Conference is held in Jakarta and Bandung from 19 to 24 April 2015.  REUTERS/Mast Irham/POOL