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May 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Donald in Arabia: What Did We Learn From Trump's Encounter With the Saudi Monarchy?

While Trump's visit to the famously repressive Saudi kingdom was quite a show, U.S. policy looks awfully familiar.


April 26, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Lessons from the U.S. Entry Into World War I

Today I had the good luck to talk with three distinguished historians, John Milton Cooper, Jennifer Keene, and Jay Winik about the U.S. decision to enter World War I. All three shared sharp insights …

U.S. soldiers of the 82nd Division stand in formation at Camp Gordon, Georgia in 1917

December 27, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The United Nations Resolution on Israel

Since the adoption last week the Security Council resolution on Israel, I’ve had my say in The Weekly Standard and The Washington Post condemning the Obama administration’s decision to allow the reso…

December 15, 2016

Climate Change
Under Trump, Private Sector May Lead U.S. Climate Action

This post is authored by Shayle Kann, the head of GTM Research and Senior Vice President at Greentech Media: a Wood Mackenzie Business. As the inauguration of President Donald Trump approaches, th…

The Googleplex, Google's corporate headquarters, generates much of its power from rooftop solar installations (Reuters/Erin Siegel)

September 22, 2016

Human Rights
Beyond Supply Chain Transparency Laws

Global trade and the supply chains that support it are undergoing a period of profound change. Supply chains face threats including a resurgence of protectionism, climate change, decaying infrastruct…

Cresencio Bumanglag, a worker of Dole Food Company, rakes coffee fruits for them to dry at the company's Waialua coffee and cocoa farm on the North Shore of Oahu, in Hawaii November 9, 2011. Leaders of major nations bordering the Pacific will meet from Wednesday to Sunday in Hawaii in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on building a regional free trade area and an environmental initiative to help spur world economic growth. Picture taken November 9, 2011 (Reuters/Yuriko Nakao).

June 30, 2016

Turkey’s in a Terrible Spot

Geography makes the country a valuable partner for the West. It also makes it vulnerable.


October 23, 2015

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 23, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Xi Jinping visits the United Kingdom. Fresh off his trip to the U…


September 3, 2015

International Organizations
World on the Move: Understanding Europe’s Migration Crisis

Coauthored with Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The migration crisis of 2015 makes for somber rea…

Migrants gesture as they stand in the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, on September 1, 2015.

March 25, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
"Don’t Steal Nigeria’s Election"

In an era of instant analysis too often driven by the superficialities of the twenty-four hour news cycle, Jean Herskovits has published a thoughtful, detailed op-ed on Nigeria only a few days away f…

Card Reader Nigeria Election

December 17, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerians Impressed: the All Progressives Congress Convention

This is a guest post by Jean Herskovits, research professor of African history at SUNY-Purchase. Dr. Herskovits has been watching Nigeria’s politics at first hand for decades. She visits frequently, …

APC Elections