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November 18, 2014

China
India and U.S. Higher Education: Strong Indian Presence in the United States, but Americans Studying in India Still Meager

This week the Institute for International Education (IIE) released the latest survey data on foreign students, study abroad, and U.S. higher education. The survey, Open Doors, comes out annually and …

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September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

August 4, 2014

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The USS Maddox was on alert on the evening of August 4, 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two nights earlier North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked it without warning. The Maddox had driven them off wi…

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February 17, 2014

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

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

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

February 3, 2014

Israel
Settlement Impossible

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the never-ending peace process are back.  Not that they ever went away, but the conflict has gotten far more newsprint and bandwidth in the last week or so than i…

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June 21, 2013

Political Transitions
You Might Have Missed: Syrian Intervention, Drone Transparency, and Surveillance Programs

“Nuclear Nonproliferation: IAEA Has Made Progress in Implementing Critical Programs but Continues to Face Challenges,” U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 16, 2013. As of December 2011, IAEA …

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on FBI

June 17, 2013

United States
TWE Remembers: Herbert Hoover Signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Into Law

Economists are said to be too smart for their own good and not smart enough for anyone else’s. If so, should presidents take their advice? One president who wishes he had is Herbert Hoover. In June 1…

Tariff Act

April 19, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Spending on Overseas Bases, Drones over Boston, and Benghazi

Donna Cassata, “Report: US Footing Greater Bill for Overseas Bases,” Associated Press, April 17, 2013. The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Ko…

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February 15, 2013

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Monday is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. Enjoy the three-day w…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

December 7, 2012

Steven A. Cook’s "The Struggle for Egypt" Captures Top Honors in The Washington Institute Book Prize Competition

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy awards Steven A. Cook’s The Struggle for Egypt the top prize in its annual Book Prize Competition (Washington, D.C.) Steven A. Cook’s The Struggle for E…

Steven A. Cook’s "The Struggle for Egypt" Captures Top Honors in The Washington Institute Book Prize Competition