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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 …

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October 27, 2014

Global
Big Data, Big Potential

Kalev Leetaru, 2013–2014 Yahoo! fellow in residence at Georgetown University, joins Media Executive Vivian Schiller to discuss big data and its uses in policymaking, education, and beyond.

October 27, 2014

Global
Big Data, Big Potential

Kalev Leetaru, 2013-2014 Yahoo! fellow in residence at Georgetown University, joins media executive Vivian Schiller to discuss big data and its uses in policymaking, education, and beyond.

September 6, 2013

Egypt
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…

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September 21, 2013

Egypt
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 …

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May 6, 2015

United States
Fostering a Government of 'Open Innovation'

Aneesh Chopra discusses how technology and innovation affect public policy.

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October 2, 2015

Global
CFR Back-to-School Event: International Efforts to Combat Climate Change

Experts discuss international efforts to combat climate change.

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February 13, 2015

Egypt
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…

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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.