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November 29, 2012

United States
Ten Whats With...Gregory D. Johnsen

Gregory D. Johnsen is a former Fulbright fellow in Yemen and currently a PhD candidate in Near Eastern studies at Princeton University. He is the author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and Ameri…

Yemen

September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

December 4, 2017

China
China’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy Poses a Credible Threat to U.S. Tech Leadership

Absent new funding and a strategic vision, the United States might lose the race for supremacy in artificial intelligence research to China.

AlphaGo

May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

January 25, 2015

Human Rights
No "Gentleman’s Agreement" for Jews in Sweden

The book "Gentleman’s Agreement," by Laura Z. Hobson, appeared in 1947, followed by the film of the same name starring Gregory Peck (and winning three Oscars). The plot is simple: a journalist assig…

September 15, 2014

Emerging Markets
Food Security and the Need for Responsible Investment Guidelines

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Gregory Myers, director of pri…

A farmer collects rice during harvest time at a paddy field in Padalarang, Indonesia's West Java province, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Beawiharta).

November 2, 2012

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: The Israeli R&D Model

The innovations that will drive a knowledge-based economy and employ the next generation of high-skilled workers require a national commitment to research and development, and no nation has made this…

A museum guide imitates a humanoid robot at the Robotic World exhibition in Haifa (Courtesy Reuters).

April 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Affluence Correlates with Test Scores

The Brookings Institution released a report on the correlation between income inequality and school quality. Schools in more affluent areas are likely to have higher average test scores, and housing …

Parents and education advocates demonstrate on the steps of New York's City Hall for higher progressive taxes to close funding shortfalls in education. (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters)

December 15, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
(Mostly) Wise Words About Saudi Arabia

The Council on Foreign Relations has just published an excellent Council Special Report entitled “Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East,” by F. Gregory Gause III. Prof. Gause is, as always, worth readi…

December 21, 2012

Christmas Reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am looking forward to reading Gregory Johnsen’s book, The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia over the break. My research associate, Alex…

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