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March 16, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
Why the German-Turkish Migrant Plan Can Work

A proposed plan to resettle migrants in Turkey can help Europe better control its borders without jeopardizing refugee protection, says expert Gerald Knaus.

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

February 6, 2017

United States
Are We Experiencing a Slow-Motion, Turkish-Style Coup? Or Our Own Arab Spring?

Corrupting the media, spreading chaos, and subverting the rule of law—it's what authoritarian regimes do best.

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January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…

The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington

November 19, 2013

Israel
Behind the Growing U.S.-Israeli Rift

Tensions between the United States and Israel over Iran negotiations have jeopardized peace talks with Palestinians and left Israel vowing to go it alone on security if necessary, says expert Gerald …

September 30, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: September 30, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Has anyone found the 400lb hacker yet? Cybersecurity got prime time attention this week when …

CFR Cyber Net Politics

December 14, 2012

Japan
Japan’s Revolving-Door Elections

Reviving Japan’s economy from its two-decade-long slump is key to stabilizing the country’s political environment, says expert Gerald Curtis.

September 22, 2016

United States
The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy

Modern vice presidents can trace much of their political influence to the broad reforms that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale made to the second-highest elected office in the late 1970s.

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February 20, 2009

Israel
Prospects for a Centrist ’Grand Coalition’ in Israel

Gerald Steinberg, an adviser to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, says many in Israel, himself included, would prefer that Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Likud Party, form a "a broad, centrist-based…

August 4, 2008

Israel
Muddled Israeli Political Picture Could Keep Olmert in Power

Gerald M. Steinberg, an expert on Israeli politics, says Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could remain in office well beyond his planned resignation next month.