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May 6, 2005

Economics
The Neiman Marcus economy powers on …

Luxury retailers are doing better than retailers that sell to poor folks ... that probably reflects the difference between those who are trying to get by on stagnant wage income in the face of higher…

December 2, 2016

North Korea
“Toughest Sanctions Ever”: UN Security Council Resolution 2321

The UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed Resolution 2321 condemning North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, conducted on September 9, 2016. The resolution builds on Resolution 2270 passed by the U…

March 5, 2013

Cuba
Chávez Loses Battle to Cancer

After fourteen years in power, Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced this evening that President Hugo Chávez had lost his long and secretive battle with cancer. Chávez’s legacy will surely be mixed…

chavez dies - LAM

February 6, 2012

Iran
The Nature of the Islamic Republic

Two keen insights into the nature of Iran’s regime have appeared recently. The first is an account by a German journalist who was imprisoned in Iran in October 2010 "after interviewing the son of Sa…

December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 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…

Sunset-World-Leaders

May 22, 2015

North Korea
Human Rights Conditions of Overseas Laborers from North Korea

The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) has released a new report entitled Human Rights and North Korea’s Overseas Laborers: Dilemmas and Policy Challenges, by Yoon Yeosang and Lee S…

north korea sinuiju laborer

May 4, 2012

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Action, but No Reaction in Syria, Morocco’s “Miracle,” and Cairo-Riyadh Blues

Itamar Rabinovich says the United States is substituting symbolic action for real action in Syria--at the detriment of the Syrian people. Aboubakr Jamai explains the Moroccan "miracle" of mild autho…

weekendreading05042012

December 30, 2014

Cybersecurity
The Top Five Cyber Policy Developments of 2014: A Year of Corporate Cyberattacks

Over the next few days, Net Politics will countdown the top five developments in cyber policy of 2014. Each policy event will have its own post, explaining what happened, what it all means, and its i…

People pose in front of a display showing the word 'cyber' in binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica on December 27, 2014.  (Dado Ruvic/Courtesy Reuters)

November 5, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Does “Africa” Exist?

Simon Kuper has published a thoughtful piece in the Financial Times that argues the word "Africa” has “lost what meaning it ever had and should be binned.” He argues that in 1969 (the year he was bor…

Men sing and dance as they celebrate referendum results in Abyei October 31, 2013.

June 14, 2013

Political Transitions
You Might Have Missed: Surveillance Programs, Intervention in Syria, and Chinese Foreign Policy

Alastair Iain Johnston, "How New and Assertive Is China’s New Assertiveness?" International Security 37, no. 4 (Spring 2013): 7–48. Why, then, does it matter whether PRC diplomacy as a whole in 2010…

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper departs after a Senate briefing on national surveillance programs on June 13, 2013 (Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).