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May 18, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Parity at the UN

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 May 12 to May 18, was compiled with suppo…

U.N. Secretary general Antonio Guterres listens to women leaders in Kenya.

November 17, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: November 17, 2017

In observance of Thanksgiving, we will no be publishing Week in Review next week and will return December 1. Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may h…

A man takes part in a hacking contest during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas

January 17, 2019

Defense Technology
Hacking and the Internet of Things

Panelists discuss the national security risks posed by corruption of IoT devices and ways to mitigate the probability of successful attacks. 

Play Hacking and the internet of things

September 1, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Credibility and the Nigerian Military

During the second half of August, the Nigerian military announced numerous successes in the fight against Boko Haram, the militant, jihadist movement that seeks to overthrow the Nigerian state. On Au…

Maj Gen Lucky

June 10, 2016

United Kingdom
Weighing the Consequences of ’Brexit’

Five experts analyze the potential impacts of a UK departure from the European Union on economic growth, financial stability, and foreign policy.

May 16, 2008

Muqtada al-Sadr

The anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, virtually unknown before the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s government, has leveraged his family name to become one of the most influential Shiite leaders in m…

July 22, 2011

Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face

Tribesmen loyal to Yemeni opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar guard outside al-Ahmar's headquarters in Sanaa (Suhaib Salem/Courtesy Reuters) A very interesting anecdote on and look …

Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face

December 13, 2005

Elections and Voting
Who’s Who in Iraqi Politics

This publication is now archived. IntroductionAs Iraq prepares for the upcoming elections on December 15, a number of leading politicians and influential religious leaders are promoting various coali…

January 31, 2006

A Preview of Iraq’s New Government

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIraqi leaders continue to hash out a four-year coalition government after the December 15 parliamentary elections. As the country’s three main ethnic gro…