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October 2, 2017

Islamic State
Play Arab Spring image 'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'

Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring. 

September 22, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Play Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit Restoring Stability in a Turbulent Middle East: A Perspective From the League of Arab States

Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit discusses the state of affairs in the Middle East. 

September 20, 2017

Asia
Podcast Navy vessels of South Korea and the United States attend a joint military drill on the East Sea Podcast: Grand Strategy from the American Revolution to the Trump Administration

The Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy towards Asia, but what can it learn from the past?

September 19, 2017

Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi_9.19.2017_2 Aung San Suu Kyi’s Major Speech on Rakhine State

In a major address to the Myanmar public, and the international community today, Aung San Suu Kyi gave her first significant speech about the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State. This crisis has now beco…

September 19, 2017

United Nations
Media Call: President Trump at the United Nations

Patrick and Robbins discuss the significance of President Donald J. Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly and the response of the United States to global challenges such as those posed by North K…

September 19, 2017

Nigeria
CIA-US-Intelligence-Biafra-Nigeria-War Fifty Years Later: U.S. Intelligence Shortcomings in the Nigerian Civil War

The Nigerian Civil war, which lasted from July 1966 to January 1970, remains the most significant event in the country’s post-independence history in ways reminiscent of the American Civil War. In th…

September 18, 2017

Iran
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Is Iran the New North Korea? Not Even Close

Israel is alarmed about Iran's intentions — but that's nothing new. Flawed as it is, the nuclear deal is holding.

September 18, 2017

Trade
Amazon Mexico New Cyber Brief: What President Trump's NAFTA Priorities Get Right (and Wrong) About Digital Trade

Anupam Chander argues that a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement could set the gold standard for digital free trade, an opportunity the Trump administration should not miss.

September 18, 2017

United States
Air Force Birthday The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

September 18, 2017

United Nations
“Like-Minded” Dictatorships and the United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly is about to open, with the traditional lead-off speech by the president of Brazil followed by the president of the United States. The speeches and activities this …