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March 20, 2013

United States
A Conversation with Richard L. Engel

JAMIE MCINTYRE: Ladies and gentlemen, if I could have your attention we're about to start. Hi. I'm Jamie McIntyre. And I'm going to be your interlocutor today, I guess is the term, in the discussion…

January 17, 2018

U.S. Congress
Ed Royce, Champion of Africa in the U.S. House, Will not Run for Reelection

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll. Anthony is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an internati…

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September 17, 2018

Defense and Security
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security With Wendy R. Sherman

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke.

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August 24, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Grotesques

In what is hopefully the twilight of the Mugabe regime, one weird episode follows another. On August 14, President Robert Mugabe publicly bragged that the murderers of twelve white farmers in Zimbabw…

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May 11, 2018

United States
A Conversation With Michael McCaul

This is the keynote session of the 2018 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) Conference. 

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November 22, 2016

Development
U.S. House of Representatives: Women’s Participation in Peace and Security is Critical

The U.S. House of Representatives just signaled its commitment to women and girls globally. It took a historic step last week by passing the Women, Peace, and Security Act (H.R. 5332), which pledges …

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December 13, 2013

Defense Technology
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, Malaria, and Defense Contractors

Hakim Almasmari, “Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14,” CNN, December 13, 2013. A U.S. drone mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy in Yemen’s al-Baitha province after intelligen…

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October 31, 2013

United States
This Week: Syria Destroys CW Facilities, Egypt Continues Crackdown, and Washington Hosts Maliki

Significant Developments Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced today that Syria had “completed rendering inoperable its chemical weapons production and assembly i…

Workers dressed in protective clothes during a chemical weapons demonstration (Bimmer/Courtesy Reuters).

August 22, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Use, Mubarak Leaves Prison in Egypt

Significant Developments Syria. French foreign minister Laurent Fabius called today for a forceful international response  to reports that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons outside Damascus ye…

A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013 (Khabieh/Courtesy Reuters).