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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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January 21, 2016

Myanmar
Can Suu Kyi Break Myanmar’s Ceasefire Deadlock?

Last week, Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party will control Myanmar’s next parliament, participated for the first time in the government’s ongoing peace negotiations with ethnic minority insurgencies. As t…

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September 24, 2015

Myanmar
A Conversation With Wunna Maung Lwin

Wunna Maung Lwin discusses reform and democratization in Myanmar.

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May 19, 2015

Asia
Little Chance of a Regional Solution for the Rohingya

In the wake of the latest horrific reports of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, the United States government has called Southeast Asian nations to come together and adopt a region-wide strategy for addressin…

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May 6, 2015

Thailand
Is the Mass Grave a “Turning Point” for Thai Policy on Trafficking?

Last Friday, Thai police discovered a mass grave near the country’s southern border with Malaysia. Twenty-six bodies have been exhumed from the grave thus far. According to a report in the New York T…

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February 27, 2015

Human Rights
Myanmar’s Rights Record Deteriorates in 2014

This week, Amnesty International released its assessment of Myanmar’s 2014 human rights record. Although Myanmar’s bumpy road to reform had been well-documented, the report is even more negative than…

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February 27, 2015

Global
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans and Robots in the Economy

MIT professor emeritus and Rethink Robotics’ founder Rodney Brooks, Carnegie Mellon’s Abhinav Gupta, and MIT’s Andrew McAfee, join Nicholas Thompson, editor at NewYorker.com, to discuss artificial in…