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November 4, 2015

United States
Play _KSA1310_Sardari_EC.jpg Jeh Johnson on U.S. Cybersecurity Readiness

Jeh Charles Johnson discusses the state of U.S. cybersecurity.

October 13, 2017

United States
navy birthday Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 242 years-old today. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike…

October 12, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017. Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

May 7, 2017

France
After Macron Win, Political Challenges Await

Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory in France’s presidential elections, but the new president will face major challenges to form a governing coalition, says CFR’s Charles A. Kup…

September 19, 2017

Nigeria
CIA-US-Intelligence-Biafra-Nigeria-War Fifty Years Later: U.S. Intelligence Shortcomings in the Nigerian Civil War

The Nigerian Civil war, which lasted from July 1966 to January 1970, remains the most significant event in the country’s post-independence history in ways reminiscent of the American Civil War. In th…

September 8, 2017

Gender
Tunisia women Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering August 30 to September 10, was compiled w…

May 12, 2017

The British Royal Boycott of Israel Continues

I'v written before, in 2014 and 2016, about the remarkable failure of any British royal to visit Israel except briefly for a funeral. Prince Philip attended Rabin's funeral and Prince Charles attende…

August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
A militia member rallies in Charlottesville. What Is the Far Right’s Threat to National Security?

Armed protests in Charlottesville highlight how the U.S. government has long devoted insufficient resources toward countering domestic far-right movements.

August 14, 2017

Trade
A truck carrying logs heads toward the Canada border. Reuters. Renegotiating NAFTA: Let the Games Begin

The North American Free Trade Agreement was the first in U.S. history to slash trade barriers between a wealthy country and a much poorer one. This week, the NAFTA will mark another first when offici…

May 1, 2017

United States
BP05012017 How the French Debacle in Algeria Shaped the Rise of Marine Le Pen—and What America Can Learn From It

This article was originally published here on Salon.com on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Last Sunday, the French held the first round of their presidential election. Emmanuel Macron won just over 24 perce…