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December 12, 2013

The World Next Week: TTIP Talks Resume, Congress Votes on a Budget Deal, and U.S.-Afghan Security Negotiations Continue

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks in Washington, a possible U.S. budget deal, and U.S.-Afghan security negotiatio…

U.S. and European Union flags on display at negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Brussels in November. (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters)

December 26, 2006

Central African Republic
Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic

The conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region increasingly threatens two neighboring countries—Chad and the Central African Republic. Here is a look at the major actors and how each country’s government has …

February 8, 2008

France
The French Military in Africa

France has been reviewing its military doctrine in Africa, with a new emphasis on multilateralism. But events in Chad suggest unilateral action remains on the table.

September 20, 2013

Egypt
Egypt Sneezes, Libya Catches Cold

LONDON – In 2011, shortly after Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down as Egypt’s president, protests erupted in eastern Libya. A few months later Muammar al-Qaddafi’s own decades-long rule came to an…

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July 19, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Were Early Humans Warlike?, U.S.-Pakistan Relations, and Opinion Polls

Donald Fry and Patrik Soderberg, “Lethal Aggression in Mobile Forager Bands and Implications for the Origins of War,” Science, July 19, 2003, pp. 270-273. A controversy exists regarding mobile forag…

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April 6, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Conflict Prevention, Cyber War, and Conspiracy Theories

Claudette Roulo, "Dempsey Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Progress," American Forces Press Service, April 6, 2013. “Any conflict in history, when it is resolved, is resolved through some form of re…

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February 22, 2013

Israel
Middle East Matters This Week: Egyptian Elections, Damascus Explosions, and a New Tunisian Government

Significant Developments Egypt. President Mohammed Morsi issued a decree last night calling for parliamentary elections to begin April 27 and end in late June. The vote will take place in four stage…

Egyptian electoral workers carry ballot box at a center for vote counting during a previous parliamentary election (El-Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).

November 18, 2010

Israel
Roundup

Muslim Pilgrims Gather to Cast Stones at Pillars Symbolizing Satan in Mena Issandr El Amrani: Shazli Country Al-Shazli achieves in death what he would never achieve in life Preparing for Succ…

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May 4, 2006

Peacekeeping
Darfur: Crisis Continues

Whatever the outcome of the current round of peace negotiations between Sudan’s government and rebel groups, the crisis in Darfur seems likely to drag on. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is planni…

April 27, 2006

Chad
Chad’s Oil Troubles

The World Bank, a U.S.-led oil consortium, and Chad’s government came together for a pipeline plan that was hailed as a new model to help developing nations escape poverty and avoid corruption. But u…