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October 25, 2011

Health
The Health of Nations: New Interactive Disease Map

  Michael Quinones, 10, looks up at the nurse as she prepares to administer a shot of the H1N1 vaccine to him, in Arlington, Texas November 24, 2009. (Jessica Rinaldi/Courtesy Reuters)   …

The Health of Nations: New Interactive Disease Map

September 23, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s 2011 Elections: A Last Word?

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan waits to address the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 21, 2011. (Jessica Rinaldi/Courtesy Reuters) The …

Nigeria’s 2011 Elections:  A Last Word?

September 15, 2011

You Might Have Missed: Al-Qaeda, China, and Preventive Diplomacy

Security Council members vote on a Libyan resolution during a Security Council Meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York on March 18, 2011 (Jessica Rinaldi/Courtesy Reuters). - Carl Bialik, “Shadowy …

Security Council members vote on a Libyan resolution during a Security Council Meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York on March 18, 2011 (Jessica Rinaldi/Courtesy Reuters).

March 5, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech

Politicians give speeches all the time. Most of what they say is quickly forgotten, or perhaps better never said in the first place. But occasionally a politician gives a speech that defines an age. …

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April 2, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s "Engineer": A Look Under the Hood

My research associate, Alexander Brock, and research intern, Jessica Cusano, have written the below profile of newly nominated Egyptian presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater, affiliated with the M…

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November 16, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

A water tower seen from the highway in Independence, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Herman Cain has been in Iowa defending his halting answer on Libya earlier this week by saying that he w…

Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

September 22, 2011

Politics and Government
The Domestic Politics of Obama’s UN Speech

President Barack Obama addresses the sixty-sixth United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York on September 21, 2011. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) One of TWE’s founding …

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

June 11, 2012

Defense and Security
Ask the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence

Last week, forty members of Congress re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA). As Amnesty International’s Cristina Finch explains, the I-VAWA “would coordinate and improve …

Sexual violence survivors

April 11, 2012

China
North Korea’s Missile Threat: Which Country Will Be the Israel of East Asia?

North Korea’s satellite test using ballistic missile technology highlights the danger of North Korean proliferation. Each multi-stage rocket test that North Korea conducts, whether they are called sa…

Unha-3 rocket (Courtesy Reuters_Bobby Yip)

October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Learning More About the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban missile crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union closer to nuclear war than any other event during the Cold War. President John F. Kennedy put the odds of war at “somewhere bet…

A U-2 photograph of an MRBM Field Launch Site in San Cristobal, Cuba. (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC)