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December 12, 2019

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2020

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand nineteen witnessed many significant anniversaries: the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versa…

Iwo Jima

May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

April 14, 2017

Economics
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, covering from April 8 to April 14, was compiled wi…

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January 11, 2017

Human Rights
Predictive Policing Is Not as Predictive As You Think

David O’Connor is an intern for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The problem of policing has always been that it’s after-the-fact. If law enforcement o…

CFR Cyber Net Politics

November 30, 2016

Global Agenda: Trump’s Health Scheme

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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June 29, 2016

United States
How Not To Estimate and Communicate Risks

Estimating and translating the probability of an event for decision-makers is among the most difficult challenges in government and the private sector. The person making the estimate must be able to …

SpaceX Rocket Launch

January 6, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Buhari Moves to Fix Deficiencies in Fight Against Boko Haram

Nigerian security service abuses have been a driver of recruitment for Boko Haram, the radical, jihadist movement that seeks to destroy the secular state. Abuses have reflected poor leadership, poor …

Buhari Fixes

March 5, 2015

United States
The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary of the war that changed America, I am doing a series of posts on the best histories, memo…

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January 14, 2015

Palestinian Territories
Superman in Ankara

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara January 12, 2015. (Adem Altan/Courtesy: …

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara January 12, 2015. (Adem Altan/Courtesy: Reuters)

July 31, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Health Workers Pay the Ultimate Price in the West African Fight against Ebola

This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow, grants officer at IntraHealth International, a nonprofit organization that empowers health workers around the world to better serve their communities. A versio…

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, July 20, 2014 (Tommy Trenchard/Courtesy Reuters).