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December 28, 2017

United States
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

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November 21, 2017

Zimbabwe
Facing Impeachment, Zimbabwe's Mugabe Resigns

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe resigned just as impeachment proceedings against him got under way, ending his 37-year rule.

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May 22, 2017

Asia
Don’t Let the Window of Opportunity for Increasing Asia’s Use of Natural Gas Close

Natural gas markets in the Asia-Pacific are on the cusp of an extraordinary transformation thanks, in part, to the rise of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Asia-Pacific from U.S. suppliers…

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January 1, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Confidence-destroying Measures

Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…

February 28, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Restructuring the Chinese Economy

A new report from the World Bank says China will have to make structural changes to its economy and society in order to prolong growth for the next two decades, writes Keith B. Richburg for the Washi…

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June 3, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Hillary Clinton Questions Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Fitness

Hillary Clinton used her highly touted speech in San Diego yesterday to lace into Donald Trump. Her message was simple: Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different–they are dangerously incoherent. …

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March 22, 2016

Asia
State Capitalism and its Threats

State capitalism poses five types of threats to democracy, global security, and the global economy. One of the fears about state capitalism is that the state’s control of the economy, in democratic …

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April 1, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Donald Trump made foreign policy news a hot topic on the campaign trail this week. In interviews with the Washington Post and the New York Times and in various campaign appearances he suggested that …

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June 26, 2015

Cybersecurity
The OPM Hack: Weighing the Damage to U.S. Intelligence

I finally got my letter from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). What a relief. I was worried my credibility as a commentator would be damaged if my data wasn’t stolen. Imagine how Dan Rather w…

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