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December 27, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The United Nations Resolution on Israel

Since the adoption last week the Security Council resolution on Israel, I’ve had my say in The Weekly Standard and The Washington Post condemning the Obama administration’s decision to allow the reso…

November 30, 2016

India
Where Should Donald Trump Begin in South Asia?

Donald J. Trump will assume the U.S. presidency at a time of flux in South Asia. Afghanistan appears at risk of greater instability, Pakistan continues to harbor terrorists that attack its neighbors,…

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November 3, 2016

India
Pakistan, Terrorist Groups, and Credible Responses

More than a week after the terrorist attack on an Indian army base in Uri, close to the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between Pakistani and Indian-administered parts of Kashmir, on the I…

hafiz-saeed

November 1, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 23, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Samir Kumar, Gabriella Meltzer, and David O’Connor look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Deadly forest fires exact major toll on Southeast Asia. A …

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September 29, 2016

India
This is the New India

Narendra Modi has laid down the gauntlet. Sari-and-shawl exchanges, then birthday diplomacy, failed to produce breakthroughs with Pakistan. Cross-border terrorist attacks continued. This week, New…

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July 28, 2011

Economic Crises
Global Aftershocks of a U.S. Debt Default

A protracted debt default would have serious global repercussions, but even without a default, a likely downgrade of U.S. debt and the absence of a fiscal reform plan are weakening the U.S. and unset…

June 19, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Facts on the Ground: the Israeli Settlement Slowdown

Criticism of construction in Israeli settlements has grown in the last five years, not least in Washington--but in this same period Israel has been focusing more and more of the construction in less …

July 29, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
How Many Israelis Live in "Settlements?"

This may seem to be a simple question, but efforts to answer it show that it is actually complex. For one thing, what’s a "settlement?" What are the "major blocks?" How many Israelis live in the majo…

June 23, 2014

Strange Bedfellows...on Israeli Settlement Policy

A recent research project I initiated on Israeli settlement policy seems to have created an unholy alliance. After the findings were criticized by both Yesha Council and PLO representatives, a new vo…

July 14, 2010

Economic Crises
Is More Fiscal Stimulus Needed?

In this roundup, five experts debate whether more fiscal stimulus is needed in the United States and abroad.