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July 3, 2019

Iran
Iran, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Ever-Complex Geopolitics of Oil

In a sign that anxiety about oil security of supply isn’t what it used to be, the Group of Twenty (G20) meeting broke up this week with no big joint statements regarding how to protect the freedom of…

Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh reacts towards journalists as he arrives for an OPEC and NON-OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 2, 2019.

February 15, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women and Girls in STEAM Education

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Carol Jenkins, …

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November 2, 2016

China
Can China Reduce Its National Savings Rate with More Social Insurance?

Andrew Batson recently pushed back a bit against my attempt to frame one of China’s core macroeconomic problems as “too much savings.” He argues that policies to bring down savings have been tried in…

December 13, 2011

China
Emerging Economies, Private Companies, and Global Economic Power

Source: UNCTAD World Investment Report 2011 In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, economists, investors, and even politicians have pinned their hopes on the major emerging markets as the new engi…

Emerging Economies, Private Companies, and Global Economic Power

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

Iraq
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…

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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 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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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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