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May 30, 2023

Drug Policy
The Fentanyl Epidemic, With Vanda Felbab-Brown

Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow in the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to …

Podcast A used needle sits on the ground in a park.

May 2, 2023

United States
Virtual Roundtable: The Epidemic of Gun Violence in American Schools

Gun violence has become integral to the American childhood. With an estimated three million U.S. children exposed to shootings every year, the physical, psychological, and societal toll of gun violen…

Play Crosses with the names of victims of a school shooting at a memorial outside Robb Elementary school

May 22, 2023

United States
Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

The U.S. military service chiefs discuss U.S. defense priorities around the world and the state of the American armed forces. The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadershi…

Play US marine looking at sunset by coast

May 9, 2023

Israel
As Israel Turns 75, "Foreign Affairs" Publishes a Call to Eliminate It

In its May/June issue "Foreign Affairs" magazine published an article by four well-known academics that called in essence for an end to the Jewish state that has existed since 1948. 

May 26, 2023

United States
What Does the U.S. National Guard Do?

The National Guard is a special part of the U.S. military that answers to both state governors and the president. While it began as a “strategic reserve,” the guard has grown into a pivotal partner i…

Migrants look across the southern U.S. border at National Guard troops.

August 10, 2021

Democracy
Biden’s Democracy Strategy, With Frances Z. Brown

Frances Z. Brown, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and co-director of Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss…

Podcast President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House, August 6, 2021.

May 19, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Brown: A Time for ‘Quiet Diplomacy’ Between Israel and Hamas?

Nathan J. Brown, a leading expert on Palestinian politics, says Israel and Hamas need a period of “quiet diplomacy”, away from the spotlight, to try to sort out a way of co-existing.

July 11, 2007

Civil Society
Brown: Hamas, Fatah Likely to Reconcile Eventually

Nathan J. Brown, an expert on Arab and Palestinian politics, says despite the major split in Palestinian ranks between Fatah and Hamas, it is “unlikely in the extreme” that some kind of peace arrange…

April 8, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Ketanji Brown Jackson to Become First Black Woman to Serve on Supreme Court

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 covers April 2 - April 8.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing on her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 22, 2022.

December 13, 2005

Elections and Voting
Brown: Makeup of New Iraqi Government Crucial to Iraqi Future

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has devoted particular attention to the Iraqi political scene, says that the makeup of the new Iraqi government after Thursday’s parliamentary elect…