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February 15, 2019

Taiwan
The Looming Taiwan Crisis

Forty years of finessing Taiwan’s status may be coming to a dangerous end.

President Tsai Ing-wen attends the annual Han Kuang military drill in Penghu, Taiwan May 25, 2017

February 12, 2019

Refugees and Displaced Persons
No Refuge

What is a refugee? A quarter billion people worldwide live outside their country of nationality. One-tenth of them are refugees. While most migrants are fleeing poverty and seeking opportunity, refugees are running from acute threats: barrel bombs in Syria, razed villages in Myanmar, or repression and crime in Venezuela.

Refugee Camp

February 12, 2019

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Shrinking Options for Swelling Refugee Population Illustrated in New CFR InfoGuide

A new multimedia InfoGuide from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) examines the burgeoning crisis and the strains it is placing on the international refugee system.

No Refuge InfoGuide

February 13, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East Doesn’t Admire America Anymore

What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about U.S. power in the Arab world.

A woman stands next to an inflatable tank with U.S. President Donald Trump outside an art exhibition 'MonuMental' by the pseudonymous artist, Saint Hoax in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 12, 2018

February 11, 2019

United States
Campaign 2020: Kamala Harris, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Government prosecutors often have political ambitions. The list of prosecutors who became mayor (think Rudy Guiliani) or governor (think Chris Christie) is long. But the last president to have any ex…

Kamala 2020

February 7, 2019

United States
The State of the Union Speech Trump Didn’t Deliver

This was originally published on the Quint and is reposted here with permission. For a speech that US President Donald J Trump told supporters was likely to contain as much as “40 to 50 percent” f…

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young

February 5, 2019

United States
Campaign 2020: Julián Castro, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Julián Castro is seeking do what no Democrat has done in ninety-six years: win the party’s presidential nomination without first having been either a governor, senator, or vice president. The last pe…

Castro 2020

May 24, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Arab Women in Syria Join the Fight — and the Movement

After the liberation of Raqqa, Syria, women are returning to the city with their families and taking on new roles in the rebuilding process.

Syrian women hold food aid distributed by humanitarian institutions.

January 30, 2019

Syria
Next Steps in Syria With Mona Yacoubian

Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor for Syria, Middle East, and North Africa at the United States Institute for Peace, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops…

Podcast U.S. military vehicles drive through northern Syrian city of Manbij, December 30, 2018.

January 29, 2019

Iran
Inside Iran: Forty Years After the Iranian Revolution

Forty years after the end of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, panelists for this two session symposium examine how the country has changed since the fall of the Shah, the effects of the revolutio…