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July 13, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, Threat Inflation, and Iran’s Military Power

Rebecca Hamilton, “Special Report: The Wonks Who Sold Washington on South Sudan,” Reuters, July 11, 2012. They called themselves the Council and gave each other clannish nicknames: the Emperor, the …

Yemen missile

March 15, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Cybersecurity, and Iraq

Christopher P. Cavas, “Stennis’ Long Haul,” Navy Times, March 18, 2013. REAR ADM. MIKE SHOEMAKER: We pay very close attention to Iran. In the gulf it is almost a daily interaction with the Iranian f…


December 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
No Christmas for South Sudan

The current crisis in South Sudan escalated on December 15, when President Salva Kiir accused his long-time political rival former vice president Riek Machar of attempting a coup. Since then, there h…

(L-R) Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta meet in the capital Juba December 26, 2013.

July 11, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Israel-Palestine Death Toll, Iraq Drone Strikes, and Afghan Civilians

Media Availability with Secretary Hagel at Eglin AFB, Florida, U.S. Department of Defense, July 10, 2014. SEC. HAGEL: A lot of questions always come with any possibility or decision whether to take …

Israel Palestine Bombs July 2014

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…


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 …


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…


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.

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 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