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October 30, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Mail Bombs, Hate Crimes, and the Meaning of Terrorism

Last week’s mail bombs and synagogue attack have reignited a heated discussion of hate crimes and terrorism in the United States. Definitions matter in this debate.

Terrorism and Hate Crimes

October 18, 2011

Elections and Voting
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate in Vegas

Republican presidential hopefuls and debate moderators gather for a debate in Hanover, New Hampshire on October 11, 2011. (Adam Hunger/courtesy Reuters) The GOP presidential candidates gather at the…

Republican presidential hopefuls (L-R) former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Bloomberg reporter Julianna Goldman, businessman Herman Cain, Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, host Charlie Rose, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former Pennslyvania Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA) gather prior to participatin in a debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire October 11, 2011. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

October 20, 2011

Defense and Security
Defense, Foreign Aid, and the Las Vegas Debate

GOP presidential candidates on stage at the CNN Western Republican debate in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011. R(Richard Brian/courtesy Reuters) I like political debates. They offer candidates a chance…

GOP presidential candidates (L-R) former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) stand on stage at the CNN Western Republican debate in Las Vegas, Nevada October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Bria

June 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
A Decrease in Child Marriage is Good for Everyone

New data from UNICEF indicates that 25 million child marriages were averted over the last decade, proving that child marriage is not an intractable problem. Despite good news, progress has been uneve…

Omayma al Hushan, 14, who launched an initiative against child marriage among Syrian refugees, speaks at a school in Al Zaatari refugee camp.

May 29, 2018

Canada
Is Canada Back? Trudeau’s Peacekeeping Promises Are Not Enough

Trudeau’s pledged UN peacekeeping contributions are an important step toward fulfilling his foreign policy promises, but if he is serious about renewing Canada’s leadership in peacekeeping, it is not…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, New York on September 19, 2016.

January 24, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Assessing the 2018 Women's March

Over 200 demonstrations around the world were held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Women's March on Washington, DC.

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January 11, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 12, 2018

This week: Huawei hits a U.S. roadblock again, section 702 renewal enters the final stretch, removing "clearly illegal" content from social media, and encryption headaches for the FBI.

Huawei

November 14, 2017

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

Global Gun Policy Comparisons

September 11, 2017

Trade
A Few Words on the Dollar

Keep an eye on the return of Asian intervention

A Few Words on the Dollar

July 18, 2017

Infrastructure
The Beleaguered U.S. Water System

The U.S. water system, among the safest and most reliable in the world, is central to the nation’s economy, but chronic underinvestment, increasing demand, and worsening droughts have revealed weakne…

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