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December 27, 2018

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2018

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2018 who through…

President George H.W. Bush greets troops in Saudi Arabia during a 1990 Thanksgiving visit.

December 7, 2018

Mexico
Global Conflict This Week: Mexico's New Security Plan

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

AMLO gestures during inauguration ceremony

November 20, 2018

Yemen
Yemen's Long Road to Peace

The United States can do more to support negotiation efforts in Yemen and help the parties find a workable, sustainable solution to the conflict.

People walk past a house destroyed by an airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen.

November 16, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Global Conflict This Week: Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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

A man hurls stones

November 6, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Looking Past the Inbox: Report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations

Every year, it seems, a new group of eminences grises issues a report deploring the state of the world and purporting to offer a roadmap out of our predicament. These documents tend to be short on im…

WTO Director-General Lamy looks on during his Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur award ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris

October 8, 2018

India
Review: America’s Deep History With South Asia

Srinath Raghavan's history of U.S. involvement in South Asia—primarily India, Pakistan and Afghanistan—provides a rich backdrop of lessons for today’s U.S. policymakers as they consider dilemmas in t…

A U.S. Marine(C) talks with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

September 18, 2018

Cybersecurity
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. 

studying

April 1, 2006

Emerging Markets
Martin Wolf must have an amazing research assistant …

Either that or he has a lot of time on his hands.The powerpoint slides that accompany his John Hopkins lecture series on the Global Economy are amazing.  And not just because they are all shaded FT p…

April 19, 2005

Emerging Markets
Martin Wolf, Korea’s Central Bank, and Collateralized Debt Obligations

Somehow, all three are linked together today in my mind. And at some level, they do all connect. As Martin Wolf notes, Asia’s current account surplus (savings surplus) shows up in the phenomenal gr…

August 16, 2018

Corruption
Latin America Needs Better Judges

Widespread corruption in Latin America’s judicial systems--such as Supreme Court justices engaging in bribery in Colombia and Peru, lawyers rigging judge appointments in Guatemala, and the attorney general firing an investigator for looking into corruption in Mexico--- requires more than laws to fix. It means building a professional civil service. While a daunting task, Chile and Brazil can point the way.

A gavel is seen after a session held by the Supreme Court of Justice in Colombia on September 27, 2017.