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November 10, 2011

The World Next Week: Eurozone Crisis Grows, IAEA Reports, Myanmar Surprises

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) looks on next Justice Minister Roberto Maroni (R) and League North Party leader Umberto Bossi during a finance vote at the parliament in Rome on November …

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) looks on next Justice Minister Roberto Maroni (R) and League North Party leader Umberto Bossi during a finance vote at the parliament in Rome November 8, 2011

November 10, 2013

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 238 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

U.S. Marine Corps Major General Michael Dana uses a saber to slice a cake for the Marines' 237th birthday (Chip East/Courtesy Reuters).

July 29, 2014

India
India: Tough Talk and the Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement

Last week India’s top trade negotiators told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that India would not support the package of trade facilitation measures that had been agreed to last December at the Ba…

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November 10, 2014

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 239 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

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December 4, 2014

China
Alisha Sud: China’s Investments in Brazil Spark Public Concern

Alisha Sud is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In October, Baidu, China’s top search engine, bought Peixe Urbano, Brazil’s largest internet marketplace for local comme…

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend the official photo session for the meeting of China and CELAC at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia July 17, 2014. Brazil hosts the meeting of China and Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS)

November 22, 2014

Saudi Arabia
Weekend Reading: After Sultan Qaboos, Bahrain Goes To The Polls, and Saudi Arabia’s Elites

Georgia Travers considers the implications of rumors about Sultan Qaboos’ health on Omani political society. Faten Bushehri assesses the state of Bahrain on the eve of its parliamentary elections. …

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November 10, 2015

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 240 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

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June 10, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

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 from June 3 to June 10, was compiled with…

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January 8, 2009

Argentina
Is Argentina the next drug haven?

When the United States thinks about the drug war, most focus on Colombia and Mexico. Yet concerted efforts in these two countries are leading to problems elsewhere. Argentina may be the next victi…

Is Argentina the next drug haven?

June 8, 2011

Economics
Rethinking the Scorecard: Brazil vs Mexico

Fans outside Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium before Mexico and Brazil World Cup game (Siphiwe Sibeko / Courtesy Reuters). The conventional U.S. wisdom today is that Mexico is a problem, and B…

Fans outside Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium before Mexico and Brazil World Cup game (Siphiwe Sibeko / Courtesy Reuters).