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July 21, 2015

Oceans and Seas
Turning the Tide on Global Ocean Acidification

Last night I had the honor to participate in a great New York event—the announcement of the winners of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize, presented by Foreign Affairs LIVE. Two years ago, the XPr…

A scuba diver swims near a school of swirling jacks off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, in May 2011.

May 4, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Carly Fiorina, GOP Presidential Candidate

Ten. That’s the number of successive presidents who have come to the White House having previously held elective office. Carly Fiorina hopes to break that string. The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard an…

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February 16, 2015

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)

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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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 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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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)

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

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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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