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December 1, 2017

Rohingya
In Bangladesh, the Pope Has Balm for Rohingya Refugees But No Answers

Earlier this week, Pope Francis visited Myanmar. During his visit there, he did not mention the word “Rohingya” publicly, despite the fact that since August 25, world attention has been focused on th…

Pope Francis rides a rickshaw as he visits St. Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi

June 1, 2018

Food and Water Security
Countdown to Day Zero: Water Scarcity and Security

Panelists discuss the causes of water crises, the threat they pose to stability and security, and policy options to address them.

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May 20, 2016

Russia
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Walmart Bribery Case, Myanmar Sanctions, Kleptocracy Archive

Setback in Walmart Mexico Bribery Case Four years after a New York Times investigation alleged that Walmart’s board knew about and covered up bribes paid in Mexico, the chances of a civil or crimina…

Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after she attended as an observer for opening of the new upper house of parliament in Naypyitaw February 3, 2016. After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's camp will form Myanmar's ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962 (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun).

April 3, 2018

Space
Cybersecurity and the New Era of Space Activities

Satellite cybersecurity has received little attention from spacefaring states, despite significant risks.

February 27, 2018

United States
The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Speakers discuss the founding of the United States, the priorities and goals debated during the framing of the U.S. Constitution, and what eighteenth century politics can teach us about modern U.S. f…

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February 13, 2018

Economics
'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

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March 18, 2015

Israel
Obama Buries the Hatchet--in Netanyahu’s Head

It was obvious that after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s clear election victory, the Obama administration and the president himself would try to bury the hatchet. After all, Obama and Ne…

February 11, 2015

The President’s "Papal Infallibility"

The current flap over President Obama’s comment on the killings in Paris would, in an ordinary administration, never have happened. To review, the President gave an interview in which he said “It is…

June 13, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Dimon to Call Bad Trades an “Isolated Event”

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will testify before the Senate’s banking committee today on his firm’s recent unexpected trading losses (TheHill). In his prepared remarks, Dimon will be apologetic, bu…

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, as Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein looks on in January 2010 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

November 14, 2017

Economics
A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

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