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June 1, 2015

Human Rights
Reframing the Conversation: Inclusive Security

This fall marks both the fifteenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security and the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action: two momentous and…

Female members of a Philippine peacekeeping force bound for Liberia stand at attention during a send-off ceremony at the military headquarters in Manila, January 2009 (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters).

June 12, 2014

United States
This Week: Iraq’s Crisis, Syria’s Gloating, and Israeli-Palestinian Prayers

Significant Developments Iraq. Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki called on parliament today to impose a state of emergency in Iraq, but then failed to convene a quorum needed to approve it. Maliki’s mo…

A burnt vehicle belonging to Iraqi security forces is pictured at a checkpoint in east Mosul, one day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the city, June 11, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters).

March 20, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Kach, Kahane Chai (Israel, extremists)

This publication is now archived. IntroductionKach is a hard-line Israeli militant group that advocates for the expulsion of Arabs from the biblical lands of Israel. The U.S. State Department listed …

November 7, 2013

United States
This Week: Iranian Negotiations, Syrian CW Dismantlement, and Israeli-Palestinian Squabbling

Significant Developments Iran. Nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 countries and Iran began today in Geneva with participants voicing optimism that a deal could be reached within days. A senior U…

Iranian and international negotiators in Geneva November 7, 2013 (Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

February 14, 2013

Digital Policy
The New Digital Age

Two experts provide an unprecedented and fascinating look at what may happen in the future of business, citizenship, politics, privacy, terrorism, and diplomacy.

April 12, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Cease-fire, Iran’s Negotiations, and Egypt’s New Presidential Candidate

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. An uneasy UN-brokered ceasefire went into effect at dawn in Syria this morning. Activists report relative quiet throughout the country though Syrian force…

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February 19, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Guest Post: A Framework for Incarcerating Terrorists

Melanie Getreuer is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is writing a dissertation about the global use of criminal justice systems to counter terror…

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December 30, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Hamas’ Role in the Palestinian Elections

This publication is now archived. IntroductionHamas is expected to poll strongly in Palestinian parliamentary elections scheduled for January 25, 2006. Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction …

May 3, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Cease-fire Tatters, Former Israeli Security Officials Speak out on Iran

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. The United Nations announced today that the three-week old truce in Syria "is not holding." Major General Robert Mood, chief of the UN Supervision Mission…

Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak sits across from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on April 29, 2012 (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy Reuters).

March 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Session Four: Regional Consequences: The Geopolitics of the Changing Middle East

MICHAEL SLACKMAN: I'm Michael Slackman. I'm the deputy foreign editor with The New York Times now. Previously, I had been in the Middle East for eight years. We have a distinguished panel here today…