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November 19, 2015

International Organizations
From MDGs to SDGs: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Implementing UHC

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. This year, the United Nations released a new set of development goa…

A six-year-old migrant from the Congo receives a medical check-up from a doctor at a refugee camp in Munich, Germany, on October 6, 2015.

February 22, 2016

New Cyber Brief: Protecting Data Privacy With User-Friendly Software

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched its sixth Cyber Brief. This one is authored by Sara “Scout” Sinclair Brody. Protecting the privacy of user data from unauthorized access is ess…

CFR Net Politics Cyber Brief

June 5, 2015

Weekend Reading: Debunking Iraq’s Myth, Demolishing History in Egypt, and Biking Syria’s Civil War

Sara Pursley, in a two-part report on Jadaliyya, debunks the myth of Iraq as an artificial state. Mahmoud Riad protests the demolition of the National Democratic Party’s headquarters in Cairo. Ahma…


February 13, 2015

Weekend Reading: Sisi Speaks, Libya’s Copts, and Vengeance in Jordan

Read Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s full interview with Der Spiegel. Ishak Ibrahim takes a closer look at the threats facing Coptic Christians in Libya. Sara Obeidat argues that war is n…


October 20, 2015

You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings III

This is the third blog post in this series. The previous two were published in February and July, and highlight earlier academic findings. Elizabeth N. Saunders, “War and the Inner Circle: Democrat…


September 21, 2013

Weekend Reading: Regional Inaction in Syria, Syria’s Kurds, and the Egyptian Military

Naseem Tarawnah raises the question, why have Arab states not intervened in Syria? Robert Olson reminds the world of “the other war” in Syria. Sara Salem examines the role of the Egyptian military …


September 6, 2013

Weekend Reading: Syria’s “Moderates,” Egypt’s Officers, and Tunisia’s Islamists

Karl Sharro provides, in comical fashion, a guide to Syria’s moderate rebels. Sara Salem reviews the Egyptian military vis-à-vis the 2011 uprising. Alaya Allani argues that Tunisia’s Islamists prom…


December 12, 2014

How U.S. Officials and Congress Have Defended Drone Strikes in Light of the Torture Report

Press Briefing by the Press Secretary Josh Earnest, White House, December 11, 2014. Q: And finally, has the President ever sought a formal assessment from the intelligence community about whether th…

November 6, 2014

United States
Ten Cold War Films Worth Watching

The Cold War has provided the grist for rich histories, enlightening memoirs, and terrific novels. It has also provided source material for some great movies. Here in alphabetical order are my ten fa…