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June 7, 2017

State and Local Governments
Gearing Up the State Department for the Era of State- and City-Level Diplomacy

It might have been former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s November 2011 trade delegation to India that first caught my attention. Former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire led another in 2012.   …

Then Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina at an interactive session with entrepreneurs organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry in Chandigarh on November 14, 2014.

September 11, 2012

Health
Question of the Week: Slactivism

Can YouTube and shoes promote development and reduce poverty? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and l…

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May 24, 2016

Gender
Closing the Gender Data Gap

In July, the United Nations will convene a high-level forum to review progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). This review promises to highlight an early challenge to the …

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May 24, 2016

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Dropping the Cyber Bomb? Spectacular Claims and Unremarkable Effects

Brandon Valeriano is a reader at Cardiff University and a fellow at the Niskanen Center, Heather Roff is a research scientist at the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University, and Sean L…

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July 3, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Climate Change and Conflict Triggers

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

A Kenyan woman fetches water from a gully in Nyakach district, an area where massive land degradation has been exacerbated by livestock grazing and a rapidly increasing population, in western Kenya June 28, 2005.

October 31, 2013

India
Prosperity and Politics

Two seemingly unrelated items caught my eye this week: one, the release of the new Legatum Prosperity Index, and the other, the release in Bangladesh of a transcript detailing an important and much-a…

Primary school students march by the bank of the river Buriganga during an event in support of education in Dhaka

January 9, 2014

The World Next Week: Al Qaeda Resurfaces in Iraq, Egyptians Vote on a Constitution, and Thais Protest Ahead of Elections

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed ongoing violence in Iraq’s Anbar province, Egypt’s constitutional referendum, and anti-government protests in Thailand. [audio: http://…

Sunni gunmen protest against Iraq's Shiite-led government in Fallujah on January 7, 2014. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

September 17, 2012

International Organizations
Some Perspective on the United Nations

Last week, I participated in the U.S. State Department’s online interview program, “Conversations with America,” alongside Esther Brimmer, the assistant secretary of the Bureau of International Organ…

Members of the United Nations General Assembly vote to endorse the Arab League's plan for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step aside, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

November 3, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Drones, and Drones

Editorial Board, “Pulling the U.S. Drone War Out of the Shadows,” Washington Post, November 1, 2012. (3PA: It’s a positive step that ten years after drones were first used for targeted killings outs…

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March 2, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Americans Out of Egypt

Above the Fold. The six Americans charged with violating Egypt’s civil-society laws finally got to come home last night. The National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute p…

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