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May 9, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Iran: Keep Your Finger Off the Cyber Button

Tehran could respond to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal with cyber operations against U.S. companies. If it does, that might give the hawks in the White House the excuse they need to t…

John Bolton Iran Nuclear Deal

March 10, 2016

Egypt
Sisi Wags His Finger

It may seem that the Egyptian president is losing control of Egyptian politics and society, but he likely never had full control over it in the first place.

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March 28, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Dangerous Finger Pointing

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling SCAF have been exchanging public recriminations this week. The Brotherhood has charged that the military is stalling the revolution, seeking to rig the upcom…

Egypt's army-appointed prime minister Kamal al-Ganzouri speaks during a parliament session in Cairo on February 26, 2012 (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).

April 16, 2018

Syria
President Trump’s Syria Strikes Are Not About Syria

The airstrikes conducted by the United States, Britain, and France on Saturday against Syrian military targets were about upholding a nearly century-old prohibition against chemical warfare, not abou…

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March 14, 2018

China
Forming an Alliance With U.S. Allies Against Bad Chinese Trade Practices Won’t Be Enough to Bring the Trade Deficit Down

There are growing calls for a global coalition of U.S. allies to pressure China to change some of its most egregious commercial practices. That makes some sense, even if it is much easier said tha…

Forming an Alliance With U.S. Allies Against Bad Chinese Trade Practices Won’t Be Enough to Bring the Trade Deficit Down

March 2, 2018

United States
Cyber Week in Review: March 2, 2018

This week: the Microsoft-Ireland case, Apple hands over the keys to China, and a compromise of German government networks. 

Brad Smith

November 17, 2017

Lebanon
Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon Gambit

Saudi Arabia pressed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign to try to weaken Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. The path to resolving the crisis could run through Yemen.

King Salman meets with Saad Hariri in Riyadh.

September 17, 2018

Defense and Security
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security With Wendy R. Sherman

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke.

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September 17, 2018

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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September 5, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Family Law Reform and Women’s Rights

Around the world, family law and criminal codes are rife with provisions that undermine women’s rights, safety, and economic opportunity. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, an advisor to the European Union o…

Podcast Krishna, 13, at her house in a village near Baran, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, July 17, 2012. Krishna married her husband when she was 11 and he was 13. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but marriages like these are common.