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September 29, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Weekend Reading: The Yom Kippur War

Who knew that Leonard Cohen flew to Israel during the conflict to sing to Israeli troops?   From Disaster to (Limited) Victory. An Egyptian officer’s view of the Ramadan War.

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September 19, 2017

Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Major Speech on Rakhine State

In a major address to the Myanmar public, and the international community today, Aung San Suu Kyi gave her first significant speech about the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State. This crisis has now beco…

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June 23, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals VI

This is the sixth blog post in this series. The previous five were published in February, July, and October 2015, and January and May 2016, and highlight earlier academic findings. This post was coau…

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December 9, 2016

Asia
What Does the Bloodshed in Rakhine State Tell Us?

The ongoing bloodshed in Rakhine State, where security forces reportedly are engaging in a rising pattern of abuses against Rohingya, seems to be worsening. International human rights groups have war…

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December 7, 2016

Conflict Prevention
How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances Security Interests

State fragility poses a significant threat to international security, contributing to conflict onset and relapse, the global refugee crisis, the expansion of extremist groups, and public health emerg…

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November 14, 2016

Conflict Prevention
How Women’s Participation Advances Security: A Conversation With Admiral Tidd

In this roundtable discussion, Admiral Tidd shares his insights on the role of women in building peace, preventing conflict, and countering violent extremism. His remarks address the growing body of …

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November 1, 2016

United States
The Future of U.S. Energy Security: A Conversation With Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall provides her perspective on the changing definition of energy security and the role of innovation in ensuring America’s energy future.

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August 25, 2016

Myanmar
What to Expect at Aung San Suu Kyi’s Peace Conference

Next week, Aung San Suu Kyi and a host of other dignitaries, including United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, will preside over a major peace conference in Naypyidaw. The conference is billed …

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June 28, 2016

Global
Losing Lives to Save Lives: Targeting Humanitarian Workers in Conflict Zones

Experts discuss current threats to global health workers in crisis zones, and what can be done to stop attacks on humanitarian workers to ensure their safety and neutrality.

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April 22, 2016

United States
Women in the Armed Forces: The Future of the Military

Experts discuss the Pentagon's decision to open up more combat positions to women, the challenges of integrating women into today's armed forces, and the potential benefits for the military, diplomac…

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