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August 16, 2018

Afghanistan War
Afghan National Army soldier in Afghanistan Global Conflict This Week: Major Taliban Offensive in Afghanistan

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

June 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez poses with new government members for a family photo following their first cabinet meeting. Women This Week: A Ministerial Majority

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 June 2 to June 8, was compiled with suppo…

June 16, 2018

United Nations
The UN's Automatic Majority Against Israel is Fraying

On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly voted once again to condemn Israel, this time for its actions against Hamas in Gaza when tens of thousands of Hamas supporters and terrorists stormed t…

September 18, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Education-Corruption-Schools Corruption Denies Millions Access to Quality Education in Nigeria

Education in Nigeria is in dire straits, and many Nigerians are acutely aware and concerned. At present, Nigeria has the highest percentage in the world of children not enrolled in school, and it is much higher in the south of the country than in the north. Overall, the UN Human Development Index ranks Nigeria 152nd out of 188 countries.

September 18, 2018

Venezuela
Venezuela's Military A U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela Would Be a Disaster

The answer to Venezuela’s crisis is not military intervention. The United States and neighboring countries should instead focus on a widespread diplomatic, financial, and humanitarian response.

September 18, 2018

Cybersecurity
studying Cyber Conflict as an Academic Discipline: It’s Not All Doom-and-Gloom

Although there are challenges facing the study of cyber conflict, they are not insurmountable. 

September 13, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Chadian soldiers take a break during Operation Flintlock, U.S.-led military exercises, in Diffa, Niger. The Risks of Reducing U.S. Special Operations in Africa

The Pentagon plans to withdraw its special operations forces in Africa, but major cutbacks could threaten recent efforts to counter terrorism threats across the region.

September 14, 2018

South Korea
President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House in Seoul. A Tricky Inter-Korean Summit: What to Know

Can South Korea’s Moon Jae-in broker a process for North Korean denuclearization acceptable to both Washington and Pyongyang?

September 14, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Tribute in Light installation in New York City Seventeen Years After 9/11 and Still Vulnerable to Strategic Surprise

The United States still does not have an effective strategic foresight system to assess and mitigate geopolitical risks. 

September 13, 2018

China
Pigs-African-Swine-Flu-China Outbreak of African Swine Flu in China Is One of Many

With 700 million pigs, China has about half of the world’s swine population, which makes up their primary source of protein. African Swine Flu is almost 100 percent fatal to pigs, is highly infectious, and there is no vaccination against it.