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September 24, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post,  from September 18 to September 23, was compiled b…

Italian UN peacekeepers stand as honour guards during a visit by Italian Foreign Minister Terzi di Sant'Agata to the Italian UNIFIL base in Shamaa village

October 2, 2015

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post,  from September 24 to October 1, was compiled by V…

Internally displaced girls fleeing a military offensive in the Swat valley hold classes inside a tent at an UNHCR camp (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) in the outskirts of Peshawar May 19, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Imam

July 7, 2015

Cybersecurity
Espionage in the Digital Era: Lessons From the OPM Hack

Brandon Valeriano is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, and recently published Cyber War versus Cyber Realities on Oxford University Press. Stephen Coulthart is a Senior Lecturer in the …

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October 13, 2014

Defense and Security
Happy 239th Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

TWE has noted the birthdays of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Marine Corps. But it hasn’t noted the birthday of the U.S. Navy. My research associate, Rachael Kauss, and my intern, Co…

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August 1, 2014

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: Top Ten World War I Films

World War I has provided source material for gripping novels and powerful poetry. It also has provided source material for some great movies. Here are my ten favorites in alphabetical order. A Far…

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June 2, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: Addressing Boko Haram’s Roots

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

People carry signs as they attend a protest demanding the release of abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, in Lagos May 9, 2014.

June 27, 2013

United States
The World Next Week: Books to Read This Summer

The World Next Week podcast is up. This week, Bob McMahon and I took a break from our regular discussion of next week’s news to kick off the summer with some reading recommendations. Bob and I beg…

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March 5, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Unstable Oil Markets Affect Nigerian Society

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

Lagos, Nigeria A woman walks through Olusosun rubbish dump in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos April 18, 2007.

February 6, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: Nigeria’s Shift to the Grassroots?

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders. In Ben Simon’s February 3rd AFP article, "As protests fade, Nigerians left to cope with fuel hike," the plight of ordinary Nigerians coping with the increased pr…

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December 20, 2011

United States
U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security: Implementation and De Tocqueville

UN Women Executive Director Bachelet arrives at the headquarters for the Children Hope project, also known as "Crianca Esperanca," in Rio de Janeiro on December 16, 2011 (Stringer Brazil/Courtesy Reu…

UN Women Executive Director Bachelet arrives at the headquarters for the Children Hope project, also known as