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Thailand: Currency Manipulator?

The Trump Administration seems to think of currency manipulation primarily as an issue with China

A Third Option for the ANC

As the fight for the lea

Renewing the Special Relationship in a Lonely World Isn't the Way Forward

Coauthored with James Resnick, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Gov

It's Time to Face NAFTA's Jobs Myth

A third lightning round of North American Free Trade Agreement talks begins in Ottawa on

If the United States Steps Back, Can Innovative Global Governance Step Forward?

The following is a guest post by

Bangladesh: Poor, Stressed, but Last Place of Refuge for Rohingya

Although the tragedy of the Rohingya people has been unfolding for decades, the latest exodus of

Biafra is Back

Tension is rising in Nigeria over secessionist claims by Biafran' organizations in southeast Nig

Gender and the Twenty-First Century Global Workforce

Equal pay for women's work.

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

Why Aung San Suu Kyi Mostly Ignores the Rakhine Crisis

Myanmar is essentially run by one of the world's most lauded humanitarians.

China's August Reserves

For the past fifteen or more years, if not longer, the flow of foreign exchange in and out of Chi

Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the United Nations General Assembly opened for debate today, the world is once again re

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

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 9 - September 15

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political v

With Yingluck Gone, What Now for Thai Politics?

Throughout this past summer, Thai politicians, journalists, and other opinion leaders waited anxi

Is Iran the New North Korea? Not Even Close

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New Cyber Brief: What President Trump's NAFTA Priorities Get Right About Digital Trade

The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Ai

Like-Minded' Dictatorships and the United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly is about to open, with the traditional lead-off speech by the

Why Trump Has Made Sovereignty and Accountability' the Focus of UN Reform

In a preview of President Trump's message to the United Nations General Assembly next week,

What's at Stake in the German Elections?

Introduction The German federal elections on September 24 will be watched intensely acr

Cyber Week in Review: September 15, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week's technology headlines and related stories you may have mis

Weekend Reading: The U.S., Iran, and the KRG; Remembering Bentalha

Fazel Hawramy

The Paradox of Rwanda's Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame, along with many other chiefs of state, will be visiting New York for the o

The Rohingya Crisis: What Can be Done?

In recent months, considerable ink and pixels have been spilled chronicling the growing humanitar

Trump and Guterres: A Diplomatic Odd Couple

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Connecting Women's Education to the Workforce in Africa

September is back-to-school month, a time of excitement and anxiety for many adolescents, who won

Russia and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge

North Korea's sixth nuclear test on September 3, 2017, generated reports of tremors being felt as

Back to School. Then What?

September is back-to-school month, a time of excitement and anxiety for many adolescents, who won

The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Introduction The United States is grappling with one of its worst-ever drug crises.

The Trouble With Oil Pipelines in Nigeria

On Wednesday in Abuja, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Weak Won, Tight Fiscal: Korea's Not-So Mysterious External Surplus

The Trump Administration seems to have

Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Arab World Advances U.S. Interests and Ideals, Says Abrams in New Book

September 14, 2017—Setbacks to political liberalization in the Arab world have caused the

Corruption Brief Series: How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The latest paper in the Corruption Brief series from the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy pr

'Don't Underestimate Zuma'

For those in South Africa and elsewhere devoted to the rule of law, the supremacy of constitution

Harvey Lessons for U.S. Export Role: Public-Private Stockpiles

Inventories play a crucial role in oil and gas commodity markets by smoothing out short term disl

Update on South Africa's Leadership Fight

South Africa's ruling African National Congress chooses a new party leader in December.

The Implications of India's Right to Privacy Decision


Thug Life: Why is Donald Trump So Cozy with Dictators?

In an

A Few Words on the Dollar

The dollar—to many people's surprise—has depreciated this year.

Is the United States Really Going to Expand Military Cooperation With Myanmar Now?

Every day seems to bring worse news about the spiraling conflict in Rakhine State in western Myan

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 2 - September 8

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political v

Is the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Back in Business?

The White House's

Is the World Ready for Kurdexit'? Referendum Among Iraqi Kurds Has Middle East on Edge

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