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October 16, 2018

United States
States Are Challenging New Policy That Denies Asylum to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia filed an amicus brief in support of a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new policy that denies asylum to applicants fleeing domestic or gang v…

Immigrant women hold their children along the border wall as they await apprehension after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.

June 19, 2017

Global
What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast last week. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy and best…

TWNW Reading

April 3, 2017

China
Auto Trade with China

Autos are one of the United States’ most important exports to China—ranking just behind aircraft and soybeans and (at times) non-monetary gold (through Hong Kong). Broadly speaking, the U.S. exports…

Auto Trade with China

December 2, 2016

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2017

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and sixteen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl…

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October 26, 2015

Red Team Reading List

In the course of researching and writing my book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, over five years, I read (or skimmed) everything I could find about the subject—within the limits…

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July 9, 2015

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Whack-a-mole, Sugary Drinks, and Libya

Gitanjali M. Singh, et al., “Estimated Global, Regional, and National Disease Burdens Related to Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in 2010,” Circulation, June 29, 2015. Worldwide, the model estim…

Soda

March 6, 2015

United States
Ten Vietnam War Novels to Read

All week I have been blogging on the best histories, memoirs, films, and songs to mark Sunday’s fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam. Today I want to look at…

Vietnam-War-Novels

March 3, 2015

United States
The Ten Best Memoirs of the Vietnam War

Yesterday, I posted my picks for the best histories of the Vietnam War. While those books all provide excellent analyses of the war, another way to understand U.S. involvement in Vietnam is through t…

Vietnam-War-Memoirs

January 23, 2015

Yemen
Weekend Reading: After the Uprisings, Egypt’s Despotism, and Yemen’s Meltdown

Karl Sharro presents a satirically “simple” diagram of the Arab uprisings and their aftermath. Amro Ali looks at how the citizen contributes to the sustainability of despotism in Egypt. Susanne Dah…

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May 2, 2014

Lebanon
Weekend Listening/Viewing/Reading: Satire in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s "Garden," and Lebanese Relief Workers

Karl Sharro discusses Lebanese politics and the role of satire in political analysis of the Middle East on Karl Morand’s Middle East Week Podcast.   Pascal Menoret’s photographic journey of the cit…

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