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July 2, 2009

Russia
Reassessing the Jackson-Vanik Amendment

Experts say graduating Russia from Cold War-era legislation linked to emigration and trade would be a step toward warming relations with Moscow.

December 10, 2008

Vietnam
Vietnam’s Economic Hiccups

Vietnam’s stock market has plunged and its economic growth has dwindled since 2006, when it was seen as a model for emerging country growth. The country’s experience highlights the problems confronti…

July 16, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 7–July 13

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 7 and July 13.

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July 3, 2018

United States
Fourth of July Trivia Quiz

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July—TWE’s favorite holiday. To mark the occasion, here is the annual TWE Fourth of July trivia quiz. There are thirteen questions in honor of the thirteen colonies that thr…

Fourth of July 2018

July 30, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 21–July 27

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 21 and July 27.

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July 23, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 14–July 20

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 14 and July 20.

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January 16, 2019

United Kingdom
What Brexit Means

Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.

EU and UK flags fly during a pro-EU march in front of the British Parliament in London.

August 7, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 28–August 3

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 28 and August 3.

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January 11, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Middle East Burden Sharing

The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo.

January 10, 2019

Central Africa
In Africa, A New Tactic to Suppress Online Speech: Taxing Social Media

After protesters used social media apps to topple dictators during the Arab Spring, governments in Africa are adopting a new tactic to curtail their influence: taxing social media usage.

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