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  • Deciphering Turkey’s new regional policy
    Turkey is pursuing an ambitious foreign policy strategy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. From Syria to Libya, it has emerged as a key player in regional politics and security and increasingly shown willingness to flex its muscles to…
    - 8 days ago 8 Jul 20, 12:04pm -
  • Yemen’s disaster becomes “cataclysmic”
    The five year-old war in Yemen is intensifying. The country is splitting apart as the pandemic ravages the poorest country in the Middle East. The war is a burden on the Saudi economy, dooming hopes of diversification. Iran is the winner in the quagm…
    - 10 days ago 6 Jul 20, 6:46pm -
  • Was Iraq’s prime minister right to go after an Iranian proxy?
    On June 25, Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi launched a raid against an Iran-aligned militia that has carried out at least 35 rocket attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq since last October. One such attack, in December, killed an American civili…
    - 15 days ago 1 Jul 20, 8:13pm -

Washington Institute

  • East Mediterranean Gas Running Into Commercial, Technical, and Political Challenges
    When a giant flare lit up the night sky off Israel’s coast on May 23, it was a reminder of the country’s natural gas riches and its persistent environmental concerns. Excess gas from a processing platform six miles offshore was ignited in what…
    - 50 days ago 27 May 20, 8:08pm -
  • Avoiding an Epic Mistake:
    For almost four decades, the Multinational Force & Observers has protected Israel-Egypt peace and anchored stability in the Sinai Peninsula, but a new Pentagon initiative could end the American contribution by late next year. Defense Secretary Mar…
    - 50 days ago 27 May 20, 12:01pm -
  • Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Responses to President Trump’s Impeachment
    Across the Middle East, the story of President Trump’s impeachment and subsequent acquittal received second-tier coverage compared to regional or local issues. Many Arabic-language websites and newspapers translated and republished Western artic…
    - 19 Feb 20, 1:10pm -
  • Ceasefire or Escalation in Libya?
    Over the past week, regional and European actors have increased their diplomatic activity around Libya in response to intensifying violence in the nine-month-old civil war. On January 8, less than a week after the Turkish parliament approved sendi…
    - 10 Jan 20, 9:12pm -
  • The Obstacles Still Facing Israel’s Leviathan Gas Field
    The Leviathan natural gas field has finally begun production, after long delays that pushed its start date to the last day of 2019. Flowing from undersea deposits located eighty miles off Israel’s coast, supplies will henceforth pass through pro…
    - 31 Dec 19, 6:04pm -
  • Turkey Pivots to Tripoli: Implications for Libya’s Civil War and U.S. Policy
    On December 10, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he was willing to deploy troops in Libya if the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli requested it. He reiterated the offer during a December 15 meeting with GNA pr…
    - 19 Dec 19, 8:59pm -
  • What Will It Take to Repair Middle Eastern Economies?
    The following is an excerpt from Bilal Wahab’s contribution to the new American Enterprise Institute book Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East? Download the PDF to read the full chapter.The Middle East is among the…
    - 8 Dec 19, 8:59pm -
  • Israeli Gas Export Route to Egypt Finalized
    After months of delay, agreement has been reached to pipe Israeli natural gas from Ashkelon to al-Arish in North Sinai, for use in Egypt’s domestic market and/or re-export. The so-called EMG pipeline runs mainly offshore, skirting the Gaza Strip…
    - 13 Nov 19, 6:22pm -
  • The Renaissance Dam Negotiations: An Egyptian View
    On November 6, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan issued a joint statement affirming their commitment “to reach a comprehensive, cooperative, adaptive, sustainable, and mutually benefic…
    - 12 Nov 19, 7:11pm -
  • Why Turkey Is Raising the Stakes in the East Mediterranean
    On October 5, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias for the third time in less than three months. At a joint press conference following the meeting, Pompeo stated that Washington had warned Turkey against “…
    - 4 Nov 19, 7:42pm -
  • New Gaza Crossing Raises Questions About Blockade Policies
    The Gaza Strip has been blockaded for more than a decade now, owing primarily to the violent takeover and continued militant rejectionism of the territory’s Hamas rulers. Even after certain restrictions were eased after the 2014 Gaza war, Israel…
    - 23 Oct 19, 9:37pm -
  • Egypt Takes Another Step Toward China
    On August 5, Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company Hutchison Ports to establish a Mediterranean container terminal in Abu Qir. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi himself attended the signing ceremony, where he praised the…
    - 19 Aug 19, 9:07pm -
  • Turkey’s Energy Confrontation with Cyprus
    The hydrocarbon riches of the Nile and Levant geological basins have already transformed the Egyptian economy and expanded Israel’s energy options, but the possibility of similar good fortune for Cyprus is being undermined by a dangerous Turkish…
    - 24 Jul 19, 4:08pm -
  • Now That Morsi Is Gone, Sisi Should Ease His Crackdown
    Mohamed Morsi’s death in a Cairo courthouse is an ignominious end for a man who briefly led the Arab world’s most populous country. Though in many ways little more than a figurehead, he nevertheless symbolized the Muslim Brotherhood’s failur…
    - 21 Jun 19, 6:10pm -
  • Death of Divisive Morsi Could Unite Egypt’s Opposition
    On June 17, Egyptian state television announced that former president and top Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed Morsi had died in court, where he was facing charges of spying for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Perhaps no other president in…
    - 20 Jun 19, 9:13pm -
  • China’s Middle East Policy: Speak Softly and Wave a Large Purse
    The Middle East is low on the list of China’s global priorities, and this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Yet “low priority” is a relative term when it comes to a global player with pockets as deep as Beijing’s. True, the…
    - 17 Jun 19, 3:21pm -
  • East Mediterranean Energy and Middle East Peace
    Last week, after a year of negotiations, the government of Cyprus and a consortium led by Texas-based Noble Energy announced agreement on a revised contract to exploit the Aphrodite natural gas field 100 miles south of the island. Development of t…
    - 13 Jun 19, 3:51pm -
  • Ramadan Soap Operas Contradict Sisi’s Outreach to Israel
    In the past five years, Egyptian-Israeli relations have been steadily improving. With the two countries facing the same Islamic State threat on Sinai’s borders, Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and his top officials have been keen on meet…
    - 7 Jun 19, 6:06pm -
  • Erdogan’s Failure on the Nile
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of the most consequential leaders in the history of the Turkish republic. Over the past two decades, he has gradually parted ways with Kamal Ataturk’s West-centric and inward-looking foreign policy m…
    - 28 May 19, 2:11pm -
  • After the Islamic State, Renewed Urgency for Religious Reform
    The recent declaration of the Islamic State (IS) territorial defeat in Syria has refocused the debate on how to achieve an enduring peace based on successful counterextremism initiatives. This raises a crucial question: who may legitimately be tas…
    - 5 Apr 19, 5:55pm -
  • The Second Step in Egypt-Israel Peace Is a Tall One
    March 26 marks the fortieth anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace treaty signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. To commemorate that historic moment, Israel recently organized events at the Truman Resea…
    - 26 Mar 19, 9:34pm -
  • 40 Years of Peace Between Israel and Egypt
    In a region beset by national, sectarian and tribal conflicts, the treaty between the two nations has endured since its signing on March 26, 1979. It has withstood the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, two Palestinian intifadas, two…
    - 25 Mar 19, 2:14pm -
  • Organizational Split and Radicalization Within Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
    On February 20, Egypt executed nine Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of taking part in the 2015 assassination of Hisham Barakat, the country’s top prosecutor. Although the MB’s traditional leadership denied involvement in the crime, they d…
    - 4 Mar 19, 3:01pm -
  • Cyprus Gas Discovery Could Be an East Mediterranean Game-Changer
    ExxonMobil has just announced the discovery of Glafcos, an offshore field located deep underwater more than 100 miles southwest of Cyprus and estimated to hold between 5 and 8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas. A more precise figure will em…
    - 1 Mar 19, 8:33pm -
  • Russia’s Growing Influence in North Africa
    While Moscow’s Syria intervention has captured much of the world’s attention, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vision in the region always spanned beyond Syria alone. Since coming to power, Putin prioritized restoration of Russia’s image…
    - 26 Feb 19, 5:48pm -
  • Exploiting East Mediterranean Gas: New Milestones, New Obstacles
    In late January, workers positioned the foundation jacket for the Leviathan natural gas platform on the seabed six miles off the coast of northern Israel. For the moment, just a few feet of steel piping are visible jutting out of the water, but la…
    - 8 Feb 19, 2:42pm -
  • Pompeo’s Cairo Speech More ‘Back to the Future’ Than Break With Past
    When Secretary of State Pompeo spoke in Egypt last week, his list of Trump administration accomplishments did not hold up against realities on the ground. Moreover, he missed an opportunity to express how America can be “a force for good in the…
    - 16 Jan 19, 9:17pm -
  • Sending the Right Message in Cairo: Advice for Secretary Pompeo
    On January 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a speech on America’s “commitment to peace, prosperity, stability, and security in the Middle East” as part of his eight-city tour of the region. The speech’s timing and locale (Ca…
    - 7 Jan 19, 9:59pm -
  • Egyptian-Israeli Citizenship Issues Are Impeding Normalization
    On December 20, Cairo announced that it was revoking the citizenship of Yasmine Nissim, a twenty-one-year-old Egyptian woman living in Israel. According to a statement published by the prime minister’s office, the decision was made because she h…
    - 3 Jan 19, 9:01pm -
  • Russia's Arabic Propaganda: What It Is, Why It Matters
    The Middle East is an expanding nexus of Russian influence, a challenge to both regional stability and U.S. interests. In light of this, a thorough understanding of the subtleties of Moscow’s strategies, including information manipulation, becom…
    - 20 Dec 18, 2:33am -
  • Sisi Restores Jewish Heritage in Egypt
    On December 10, Egyptian antiquities minister Khaled al-Anani announced that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had ordered the government to devote 1.3 billion pounds (or around $72 million) to restoring Jewish heritage in the country. During a meeti…
    - 14 Dec 18, 8:12pm -
  • Flare-Up in Gaza (Part 2): Gently Undoing a Gordian Knot
    This PolicyWatch is the second in a two-part series on the latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas. Part 1 discussed the domestic political implications for Israel.After seven months of ongoing clashes, and before the recent escalation in G…
    - 20 Nov 18, 4:01pm -
  • Egypt’s Economy Rising, Rights Declining
    On October 31, an IMF staff team reached an agreement with Egypt to release the fifth of six $2 billion aid tranches agreed upon in November 2016. The organization’s positive assessment of Cairo’s economic reforms reflects President Abdul Fatt…
    - 19 Nov 18, 4:56pm -
  • Egypt and Washington: Challenges in the Sisi Era
    On October 31, Barak Barfi and Michele Dunne addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Barfi is a research fellow at the New America Foundation and author of the recent Institute study Egypt’s New Realism: Challenges Under Sisi. D…
    - 7 Nov 18, 6:09pm -
  • Sisi’s Anti-Israel Rhetoric: New Speeches, Old Problems
    On October 11, Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi gave a speech at an event commemorating the forty-fifth anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War/October War, traditionally touted as a glorious victory over Israel. Every year, dozens of Egypti…
    - 17 Oct 18, 8:59pm -
  • Cyprus Aims to Export Gas via Egypt
    During a September 19 meeting in Nicosia, the energy ministers of Egypt and Cyprus agreed to set up a committee within thirty days to work out details for an undersea pipeline connecting the offshore Aphrodite natural gas field with an Egyptian li…
    - 21 Sep 18, 3:45pm -
  • Egypt's New Realism: Challenges Under Sisi
    When Abdul Fattah al-Sisi became president in 2014, Egyptians were clamoring for stability after the chaos of the post–Arab Spring years and the failed leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood government. Emblematic of this stability, Sisi was at on…
    - 11 Sep 18, 11:20pm -
  • Israeli Gas Is Almost Ashore, But Challenges Remain
    Watched over by a small group of environmental protestors camped on the beach at Dor, engineers are putting the final touches on a pipeline for Israel’s Leviathan offshore natural gas reservoir. Located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, the line will…
    - 7 Sep 18, 7:33pm -
  • Breaking the Stalemate in the Egypt-Ethiopia Dam Dispute
    On July 26, the chief engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Simegnew Bekele, died under mysterious circumstances. Two days earlier, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed that the project could take another ten years to complete, even thoug…
    - 28 Aug 18, 7:18pm -
  • Women, Minorities, and Military Aid to Egypt
    Last August, former secretary of state Rex Tillerson withheld $195 million in Foreign Military Financing from Egypt—or 15 percent of the country’s $1.3 billion in total U.S. military aid—citing concerns over its political and human rights tr…
    - 9 Aug 18, 2:17pm -
  • What Would Happen If Russia Flipped Egypt?
    Despite the constant media scrutiny of President Trump’s foreign policy, experts say that the U.S. relationship with Egypt has been overlooked. This is particularly concerning given the strengthening ties between Cairo and Moscow. Anna Borshchev…
    - 26 Jun 18, 7:03pm -
  • Could Russia Flip Egypt?
    In August 2017, American and Egyptian forces resumed Operation Bright Star, a biennial military exercise intended to showcase both the political alliance between Washington and Cairo and their tight military relations. This capped a new honeymoon…
    - 21 Jun 18, 8:22pm -
  • While Mo Salah Sleeps in Grozny
    It’s no secret that Vladimir Putin uses prestige sporting events to bolster Russia’s image at home and abroad. Look no further than the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014. But by hosting the FIFA World Cup this year, Putin is playing a more subtle ge…
    - 12 Jun 18, 1:28pm -
  • Book Review: The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973
    Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. policy of detente restrained the Soviet Union in the Middle East, including in Egypt. This perspective also holds that Egyptian president Anwar Sadat’s expulsion of thousands of Soviet military advisors in…
    - 1 Jun 18, 9:37pm -
  • Israel's Sinai Dilemma
    In a February article for the New York Times, David Kirkpatrick wrote that Israel has conducted strikes against Islamic State elements in the Sinai no less than a hundred times since 2015. The story describes how jihadist forces operating in the p…
    - 23 Apr 18, 5:47pm -
  • Sisi's Reelection and Egypt's Next Political Establishment
    On April 2, the Egyptian election commission declared that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had won a second term with 97 percent of the vote. During his first term, he focused on suffocating the political environment and sidelining his opponents, s…
    - 2 Apr 18, 9:14pm -
  • Beyond Security: Steps Toward Warmer Egypt-Israel Relations
    Nearly four decades after Egypt and Israel signed their peace treaty, security cooperation between the former foes is arguably stronger than ever. Limited economic cooperation also prevails through Qualifying Industrial Zones, areas in which Egypt…
    - 29 Mar 18, 8:16pm -
  • It's a 'Cold Peace' with Israel; Egypt Prohibits Full Normalization
    On March 26, 1979, under the auspices of the United States, Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty. But the bilateral relationship has been characterized as a "cold peace." For the nearly four decades since, the two countries have exchanged ambass…
    - 25 Mar 18, 1:33pm -
  • How True Is 'The Crown' on The Suez Cover-Up?
    As 2017 turned into 2018, the entertainment press in America and Britain suddenly began to run articles explaining the Suez crisis of 1956. "Where is the Suez Canal?" asked a headline in the British tabloid Daily Express, and "Why did Britain Go t…
    - 1 Mar 18, 4:47pm -
  • Easing the Minds of Egyptian Generals Is Key to Continued Cooperation with Israel
    Cooperation between Israel and Egypt has increased to a high level in recent years, evidenced by recent reports on military coordination in Sinai. Yet this somewhat secret alliance has not been easy for some Egyptian generals to reconcile, given t…
    - 24 Feb 18, 1:41pm -


How the Contest to Succeed Abbas Is Shaping Palestinian Options
For years now, Palestinian politics have been dominated by officials maneuvering for the day after President Mahmoud Abbas leaves the scene, with the eighty-four-year-old leader insistently preventing the emergence of clear successors. At a time of p…
- 15 days ago 1 Jul 20, 3:04am -
The New U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue: Expert Views from Both Sides
As the U.S.-Iraq bilateral strategic dialogue resumes, several issues of debate in both countries will take on greater urgency, from keeping U.S. troops in Iraq, to countering Iranian influence there, to confronting the Islamic State's resurgence. Ne…
- 24 days ago 22 Jun 20, 3:37pm -
Israeli Annexation in the West Bank? Scenarios and Implications
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has set the date of July 1 for his cabinet to consider a proposal to extend Israeli law to portions of the West Bank, perhaps annexing as much as 30 percent of the territory in accordance with the Trump peace…
- 28 days ago 18 Jun 20, 7:40pm -
Is Regime Collapse on Syria's Horizon? Evaluating Assad's Grip on Power
Special Introduction by Joel Rayburn, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs and Special Envoy for Syria.In recent weeks, the Syrian pound hit a record low, Moscow visibly signaled its displeasure with Damascus, and Bashar al-Assad was caugh…
- 29 days ago 17 Jun 20, 11:00pm -
Middle East Mega-Trends, COVID-19 and Beyond: Views from France
As global pandemic joins war, terrorism, refugee floods, and economic stagnation to pull the Middle East down the latest plunge in its roller-coaster modern history, many experts are taking a fresh look at the long-term drivers of instability in orde…
- 41 days ago 5 Jun 20, 8:33pm -
Lebanon's Bumpy Road to an IMF Deal: Implications for U.S. Policy
Amid increased dollar shortages, a debt default, and a virus-induced lockdown, the Lebanese economy is expected to deteriorate further in the coming months. In response, Beirut has opened negotiations with the International Monetary Fund in the hope…
- 42 days ago 4 Jun 20, 8:06pm -
Iran's Asymmetric Naval Response to 'Maximum Pressure'
Since the 1980s, Iran's naval forces have been central to its asymmetric way of war. In addition to bolstering its deterrent posture by virtue of the threat they pose to oil exports and maritime traffic in the Gulf, they have played a central role in…
- 50 days ago 27 May 20, 11:02pm -
The Islamic State's Resurgence in the COVID Era: From Defeat to Renewal in Iraq and Syria
Almost three years since it lost Mosul and more than a year since it last controlled territory, the Islamic State continues to conduct insurgent activities against its adversaries in Iraq and Syria, upending any notion that it has been "defeated." Wh…
- 51 days ago 26 May 20, 10:15pm -
The Future of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces
In recent years, the Popular Mobilization Forces have emerged as the fastest-growing and most politically influential security entity in Iraq, with a reputation burnished by the role they played in defeating the Islamic State. More recently, however,…
- 56 days ago 21 May 20, 3:16pm -
Arab Health Officials Discuss Fighting COVID-19
In this virtual policy forum, three top health officials from Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia join Washington Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff remotely to candidly discuss how they are combating COVID-19 in their countries, and how the pan…
- 78 days ago 29 Apr 20, 9:58pm -
Iran's Coronavirus Crisis: Implications for U.S. Policy
In this virtual event, four Iran experts discuss the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Iran and U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic. The presenters were: Amir Afkhami, the director of preclinical education at George Washington Univers…
- 94 days ago 14 Apr 20, 12:06am -
The U.S. Role in Idlib and Beyond: Perspectives from Syria
The Syria war is entering its tenth year, yet the largest forced displacement of civilians has taken place in the past few months, concurrent with the first direct confrontation between Russian, Turkish, and Assad regime forces. What can U.S. officia…
- 13 Mar 20, 1:12pm -


Middle East Forum

  • newEuropean Utopia Meets Militant Islam
    In 1950, there were about two million Muslims in Europe (U.S.S.R. not included): 0.2 percent of 350 million inhabitants. In 1990, according to conservative estimates, there were at least thirty million Muslims: 6 percent of 500 million. In 2010,
    - 10 hours ago 16 Jul 20, 3:03am -
  • Hagia Sophia and Turkey's Supremacism
    Burak Bekdil: "An Islamist leader decides to convert a monumental cathedral into a mosque, and his fans are spilling out hatred against Jews. This is Turkey's new normal."
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 4:22pm -
  • In This Window of Opportunity, Israel Should Seek Victory over Annexation
    While the application of sovereignty can become a defining moment in the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict, it is not paradigm-changing. However, using the same arguments coupled with an Israeli government that seeks to put down permanent markers on the
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 9:39am -
  • Turkey: How Erdoğan's Migrant Blackmail Failed
    With grit and determination, Greece brought the influx of migrants from Turkey across its borders to a grinding halt. The rest of Europe should take notice.
    - 3 days ago 13 Jul 20, 1:56am -
  • With New Surveillance Satellite, Israel's Military Gets Even Stronger
    Another step forward for Israel's electro-optic surveillance capabilities.
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 20, 8:40am -
  • Blaming the Victims of Muslim Rapists
    An increasingly popular idea is that ... only minorities can be victims. The notion is hardly limited to the recent riots in America. Elements of such thinking often appear in other contexts. British women, for instance, including rape victims who dr…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jul 20, 6:22am -
  • Turkey's Demographics Defy Erdoğan's Designs
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has not lost a single election, including municipal elections and referenda, since his AKP (Justice and Development) party came to power in November 2002. This is ostensibly a flawless performance for a politic…
    - 6 days ago 10 Jul 20, 11:12pm -

New America Media

  • The City That Bears the Brunt of the National Terror Watchlist
    DEARBORN, Mich. — There’s a running joke here that has residents talking to an omnipresent Uncle Sam.Off-color or politically contentious remarks — whether uttered at work, school, the hair salon, the grocery store, the masjid or th…
    - 9 Oct 17, 4:28pm -
  • Trump’s Imminent Withdrawal from the Iran Deal Will Endanger the World
    President Trump is about to take action that will withdraw the United States from the “Iran Nuclear Deal”. On October 15, Trump will reportedly “decertify” American participation in this historical agreement. This action is da…
    - 6 Oct 17, 10:22pm -
  • More Questions Than Answers in Coming NJ Gubernatorial Election
    MONTCLAIR, NJ — Ahmet Idil buys and sells rare books. An immigrant from Turkey, the Montclair resident says his small business provides the sole means of support for his wife and their three children. Like any self-employed businessperson, he k…
    - 27 Sep 17, 6:40pm -
  • Trump Administration Signals Plans to Abandon Iran Deal
    With a looming deadline on whether to continue the suspension of sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration is frantically working to demonstrate Tehran’s non-compliance under the so-called Iran Deal and thereby fulfill an ill-conceived campai…
    - 12 Sep 17, 11:46pm -
  • Immigrant, Muslim and Voting Republican in New Jersey
    NEWARK, New Jersey — Levent Koch has been a Democrat for as long as he’s been voting. The 47-year-old voted for Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton in the past two elections. He took part in fundraising efforts for Jon Corzine,...
    - 4 Aug 17, 8:35am -
  • Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’ - When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate
    SAN FRANCISO – When Mohammad S. put in for a delivery with Instacart, the San Francisco company that allows users to order groceries online, the last thing he expected was that he’d become a target of hate. Which explains his...
    - 11 Jul 17, 7:58pm -
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Declares 'Total Victory' in Mosul
     MOSUL, Iraq — Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory Monday evening over the Islamic State in Mosul after nearly nine months of grueling combat to drive the militants out of Iraq’s second-largest city.“We announce the…
    - 10 Jul 17, 7:59pm -
  • Indiana Muslim Community Denounces Controversial Billboard
     A large billboard with the headline “The Perfect Man” stands along one of Indianapolis’s major highways and raises concerns in the local Muslim community who consider the billboard an attack on the Prophet Mohammed. The billbo…
    - 14 Jun 17, 5:50pm -
  • Trump to the ‘Rescue’ in Saudi Arabia and Israel
    Both Saudi Arabia and Israel believe that if they can entice the United States to embrace a more aggressive posture toward Iran, it will provide a solution to their own internal problems. That was the clear message in President Trump’s...
    - 23 May 17, 11:41pm -
  • Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America
     President Trump pointedly failed to recognize the contributions of Muslims in America in his speech to leaders of 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia Sunday.Apparently making nice to Muslims around the world does not include those that live in hi…
    - 22 May 17, 9:47pm -
  • Trump Reaps Saudi Arms Deal, Stronger Ties
     Riyadh- Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the...
    - 22 May 17, 6:32pm -
  • Coincidence? Donald Trump Takes Trip and Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $100,000,000 to Fund Backed by Ivanka
     The White House has assured America, almost a million times now, that there is no collusion between the White House officials and those seeking favor with the president. Sure, President TrumPutin hired all of his close friends and family to...
    - 22 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving
    Photo: Heather Boldon gave her mother Karen medicine during her nap at home in Farmington, Minn. Boldon has low income and no benefits. (Renee Jones/Star Tribune) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--Seven years of caring for her ailing mother have left Heather Boldo…
    - 18 May 17, 7:20am -
  • Day Laborers Urged to Take Advantage of Available Health Coverage
    Laura Lopez, second from left, urges day laborers at Street Level Health Project, to set aside their fears and enroll their children in Medi-Cal.OAKLAND, Calif. – Some undocumented parents are not enrolling their children in a free, full-scope…
    - 17 May 17, 11:30pm -
  • Conviction Applauded in Bias Motivated Attempted Murder
     A Muslim watchdog group this morning applauded the conviction of a Minnesota man for the bias-motivated attempted murder of five Muslim men.Anthony Sawina, 26, was convicted of attempted murder and assault for shooting at the men last summer, r…
    - 15 May 17, 8:26pm -

Council on Foreign Relations

  • Corporate Virtual Meeting: Trump, Immigration, and COVID-19
    The Trump administration has expanded immigration restrictions to suspend until the end of 2020 the issuance of most visas for foreign workers, including those for high-skilled employees and for intra-company transfers. Our panelists discuss the rami…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 5:47pm -
  • Virtual Meeting: Unrest at Home and U.S. Foreign Policy
    Panelists discuss international perceptions of the United States and how the current domestic unrest may affect the country’s ability to promote global democracy and human rights.
    - 9 days ago 7 Jul 20, 2:32pm -
  • Virtual Meeting: The Insurrection Act and the Future of Civil-Military Relations
    Speakers discuss the Insurrection Act of 1807, the legalities surrounding use of the Act, the history of civil-military relations in the United States, and the role of the military in defending or suppressing civil unrest in U.S. democracy.
    - 15 days ago 1 Jul 20, 3:02pm -
  • Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With Stephen Sestanovich
    Stephen Sestanovich discusses retrenchment in U.S. foreign policy, including a look at past periods of retrenchment and the implications they have for today's foreign policy debate. The CFR Master Class Series is a weekly 45-minute session hosted…
    - 16 days ago 30 Jun 20, 7:04pm -
  • Virtual Meeting: A Conversation With ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji
    International Criminal Court (ICC) President Chile Eboe-Osuji discusses the purpose and value of the ICC’s work and the ICC’s relationship with the United States.
    - 16 days ago 30 Jun 20, 2:19pm -
  • Virtual Roundtable: International Trade and Women’s Rights
    As research definitively establishes a link between gender equality and global prosperity, more countries have sought to remove the economic barriers women face and foster their participation. In the United States, Congress is taking steps to ensure…
    - 17 days ago 29 Jun 20, 1:33pm -
  • Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With Amy Jaffe
    Amy Jaffe discusses energy innovation and U.S.-China relations, including an assessment of the energy strategies of the two countries, how these strategies influence the bilateral relationship, and their impact on foreign policy, climate change, and…
    - 22 days ago 24 Jun 20, 6:51pm -

CSIS Podcast

  • Climate, Energy, and U.S. Foreign Policy
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Sarah Ladislaw and Nikos Tsafos to explain how a new U.S. international energy policy should look, and climate change’s role within it. They also discuss the inspiration behind and future of the new CSIS initi…
    - 8 days ago 8 Jul 20, 1:25pm -
  • Wes Moore, Robin Hood Foundation CEO on Ending Poverty and Systemic Racism in America
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's The Reopening, Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore, author of the new book “Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of An American City” discusses how changes in public policy must occur for poverty and racial inequal…
    - 14 days ago 2 Jul 20, 7:25pm -
  • Dr. Michael Fauntroy on Systemic Racism
    Eminent political scientist Dr. Michael Fauntroy of Howard University discusses systemic racism and inequality. He discusses whether we are witnessing a movement, an awakening or a fad; and what achieving meaningful results could look like in America…
    - 21 days ago 25 Jun 20, 5:34pm -
  • Law Professor Joshua Geltzer on Election Security
    In this episode, Georgetown Law professor and National Task Force on Election Crises member Joshua Geltzer discusses the challenges that Covid-19, disinformation campaigns, cyber-attacks and partisanship bring to the 2020 election.
    - 56 days ago 21 May 20, 9:39pm -
  • John Barry, Eminent Pandemic Historian - "Tell the Truth"
    In this crossover episode with CSIS's Coronavirus Crisis Update podcast, Tulane University professor and historian John Barry, author of the New York Times bestseller The Great Influenza, joins the podcast from his home in New Orleans’ French Quart…
    - 62 days ago 15 May 20, 8:07pm -
  • Sold Out of Meat
    In this episode, CSIS Food Security Program director Caitlin Welsh discusses the state of meat production, supply chains and food security in the United States during the pandemic.
    - 71 days ago 6 May 20, 4:41pm -
  • Long Term Impacts of Covid-19 on Global Migration
    In this episode, CSIS’s Erol Yayboke joins Andrew to provide a window into the challenges that an almost complete halt to human mobility, due to Covid-19, will have on the United States and the rest of the world.Erol Yayboke is deputy director…
    - 79 days ago 28 Apr 20, 6:41pm -
  • U.S. Views of China During Covid-19 Pandemic
    In this episode, Andrew invites Laura Silver of the Pew Research Center to discuss a new study she co-authored, "U.S. Views of China Increasingly Negative Amid Coronavirus Outbreak." She expands on different findings of the study, including what the…
    - 84 days ago 23 Apr 20, 6:39pm -
  • Big Brother, Solutions & Widespread Distrust
    In this hybrid episode of Truth of the Matter and the Impossible State, CSIS’ Victor Cha and Steve Morrison join Andrew Schwartz to discuss South Korea’s innovative systems for tracking Covid-19 and whether they can work for the United States.
    - 92 days ago 15 Apr 20, 12:45pm -
  • Maggie Haberman WH Coverage of Covid-19
    In this episode, Andrew invites New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman. Maggie draws from one of her latest reports, "Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic," to discuss WH trade adviser Peter Navarro's m…
    - 100 days ago 7 Apr 20, 7:55pm -
  • COVID-19 in North and South Korea
    In this episode, Andrew is joined by CSIS's Victor Cha to discuss how South Korea is battling COVID-19 and the innovative strategies they took to prevent a wider spread of the virus. Victor also gives insight into what is and isn't known on how North…
    - 31 Mar 20, 8:38pm -
  • Health V. Economy
    In this episode, CSIS’s Steve Morrison and Stephanie Segal join Andrew Schwartz to get to the Truth of the Matter about the conflicting approaches to saving lives and saving the U.S. economy. 
    - 25 Mar 20, 12:55pm -
  • Oil Markets Under Pressure
    In this episode, Andrew invites Sarah Ladislaw and Kevin Book to give an update on oil markets as they face downward economic pressure.Sarah Ladislaw is senior vice president, director and Senior Fellow of the Energy Security and Climate Change Prog…
    - 20 Mar 20, 7:09pm -
  • COVID-19: Testing the U.S.
    In this episode, Andrew invites Heather Conley, Stephanie Segal, and Steve Morrison to give an update on the global COVID-19 crisis.Heather Conley is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe program at CSI…
    - 19 Mar 20, 2:45pm -
  • Italy Total Lockdown?
    In this episode, Andrew invites Heather Conley and Steve Morrison to give an update on the unfolding COVID-19 crisis in Italy and Europe. Heather Conley is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe program…
    - 11 Mar 20, 5:20pm -
  • Age of Mass Protests
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Samuel Brannen to discuss decade-long trends of mass political protests around the world. Sam draws on the new CSIS report The Age of Mass Protests: Understanding an Escalating Global Trend, which he co-authored…
    - 4 Mar 20, 1:30pm -
  • COVID-19: New Reality
    In this episode, Andrew invites CSIS's Steve Morrison, Jude Blanchette, and Stephanie Segal to discuss how the coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19, is directly affecting the global economy, health security, and international politics.Steve…
    - 27 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Libya Conflict
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Bulent Aliriza, director of the CSIS Turkey Project, to unpack the worsening conflict in Libya. Bulent explains who the U.S. is supporting, the impact of other foreign powers in the region, and what the main int…
    - 11 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Brexit: What Happens Next?
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew welcome back CSIS's Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic. Now that Brexit has happened, everyone is wondering: what comes next for the UK? Heather discusses many of the challenges t…
    - 4 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Impeachment and the Media
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite former executive editor and vice president of The Washington Post Leonard Downie Jr. Leonard describes his time supervising the Post's Watergate coverage, as well as the Post being first to report the Monica Lew…
    - 28 Jan 20, 5:29pm -
  • Global Economic Outlook
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Stephanie Segal, senior fellow of the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy, to give a forecast of the global economy in 2020. They unpack President Trump's recent address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, t…
    - 23 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • U.S.-China Trade Deal: Phase One
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite CSIS's "Trade Guys," Bill Reinsch and Scott Miller to discuss the "Phase One" trade agreement between the U.S. and China that was signed on Wednesday. They give insight on specifics of the agreement, who is impa…
    - 16 Jan 20, 4:15pm -
  • The Killing of Soleimani and U.S. Response
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite CSIS’s Seth G. Jones, Harold Brown Chair, director of the Transnational Threats Project, and senior adviser to the International Security Program. They discuss the latest news about the Ukrainian aircraft that…
    - 10 Jan 20, 3:17pm -
  • Bad Ideas in National Security
    In this episode, Andrew invites a team from the CSIS International Security Program (ISP): Kathleen Hicks, Andrew Hunter, and Todd Harrison. They discuss Defense 360's "Bad Ideas in National Security" series that highlights brief articles written by…
    - 18 Dec 19, 2:25pm -
  • British Elections
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite two special guests: CSIS's Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and BBC anchor and correspondent Laura Trevelyan. They discuss an updated outlook on Brexit and the U.K. elec…
    - 11 Dec 19, 2:55pm -
  • Climate Change and Food Security
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite Kimberly Flowers, director of the Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project at CSIS. They analyze the political and humanitarian impact of climate change on food security and global hunger. Kimberly a…
    - 4 Dec 19, 4:43pm -
  • The Islamic State's Next Wave
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew invite back Seth Jones, CSIS's Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project. Seth discusses the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and what it means for the future of the Is…
    - 5 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • Russia Into Africa
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew talk with Judd Devermont, director of the Africa program at CSIS. Judd breaks down the Russia-Africa Summit and steps the U.S. could take to reduce the Russia footprint in Africa. Download the full transcript here.
    - 30 Oct 19, 1:00am -
  • A Reckoning in Syria and What it Means for the Middle East
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew talk to Brian Katz, a fellow of CSIS's International Security Program and the Transnational Threats Project. Brian breaks down the situation on the ground following the U.S. decision to pull troops out of northern Syri…
    - 22 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • An Ongoing Discussion on Syria
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew sit down with Melissa Dalton, deputy director of the CSIS International Security Program and director of the Cooperative Defense Project. Melissa discusses the current situation of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the…
    - 16 Oct 19, 7:15pm -
  • U.S. Troop Pullout of Syria
    Bob and Andrew talk with Bulent Aliriza, director of the CSIS Turkey Project, about the escalating situation along the Syrian border with Turkey after President Trump ordered U.S. troops out of the region. Download the full transcript here.
    - 8 Oct 19, 8:15pm -
  • U.S. and China: A New Paradigm
    In this episode, Bob and Andrew speak with Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. Jude brings us up to date on the demonstrations in Hong Kong that escalated on October 1st, the same day of the 70th anniversary of the People's R…
    - 4 Oct 19, 5:45pm -
  • Bonus: Schieffer's Green Room on Iran
    In this bonus episode of The Truth of the Matter, listen in on Bob Schieffer’s green room conversation with CSIS’ Jon Alterman, Seth Jones and the New York Times’ David Sanger, prior to the CSIS Schieffer Series event on the Iran situation, Sep…
    - 1 Oct 19, 6:15pm -
  • Explaining the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act
    Bob and Andrew bring in nonpartisan legal expert Bradley P. Moss, Esq., to explain the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. Mr. Moss tells us how it works, the unique situation regarding the President with respect to the Act,…
    - 24 Sep 19, 8:15pm -
  • The Attack on Saudi Arabia
    In this episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview CSIS Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project Seth Jones about the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. They also discuss Jones's pre…
    - 17 Sep 19, 8:15pm -
  • Edge of a New Epoch
    In this inaugural episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview former deputy secretary of defense and now CSIS’s CEO, Dr. John Hamre. Download the full transcript here.
    - 12 Sep 19, 1:30pm -

Rand Middle East

  • The Cultural Foundations of Modern Democracies
    This article identifies which cultural values are closely coupled with changes in democracy across nations in the twentieth century, and tests whether changes in democracy precede or follow changes in cultural values.
    - 12 Dec 19, 1:15pm -
  • Measuring Labour Mobility and Migration Using Big Data
    Researchers investigated the use of social media data to offer real-time estimates that will serve as early warnings about changes in EU mobility. The team successfully used the data to apply a working model for measuring stocks of EU migrants.
    - 12 Dec 19, 12:30pm -
  • Developing Pilot Interventions to Address Food Insecurity and Nutritional Needs of People Living With HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Documenting high levels of food insecurity and overweight among people with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean and highlighting food gaps have important implications for interventions, since prior efforts to address food insecurity among people w…
    - 12 Dec 19, 12:15pm -
  • Walking a Fine Line
    As state survey systems mature, states will be able to improve how they use surveys and explore other nonacademic indicators of school performance, recognizing the breadth of ways that schools help students succeed.
    - 12 Dec 19, 11:30am -
  • Culture and Cognition
    This model demonstrates how cognitive structure, cultural schema, and environment awareness could be combined to improve risk communication. Case studies: one on decision makers facing extreme heat, and another on homeowners facing flood events.
    - 12 Dec 19, 11:15am -
  • Draft TALIS Starting Strong Survey 2018
    This document provides high-level steers for content- and context-related issues that need to be taken into consideration in the analysis and reporting of the TALIS Starting Strong Survey 2018.
    - 12 Dec 19, 11:00am -
  • Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018
    The Conceptual Framework provides an integrated theoretical and analytical underpinning to the OECD Starting Strong Survey, articulating its research focus and links to existing knowledge and evidence and policy questions.
    - 12 Dec 19, 10:30am -
  • Providing Quality Early Childhood Education and Care
    This technical report details the steps, procedures, methodologies, standards and rules that the OECD Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey 2018 used to collect high-quality data.
    - 12 Dec 19, 9:30am -
  • The Challenge of Determining Appropriate Care in the Era of Patient-Centered Care and Rising Health Care Costs
    The goal of health care is to ensure that patients receive the right care for the right patient for the right problem at the right time from the right provider. Inappropriate care is costly. The challenge is to define and increase delivery of appropr…
    - 12 Dec 19, 9:00am -
  • Proposition 63 and the Future of Mental Health Funding in California
    Testimony presented before an informational hearing of the California State Assembly Committee on Budget on December 9, 2019.
    - 12 Dec 19, 8:45am -
  • Minding the Gaps
    The U.S. national security community continues to consider the proper military response to China's ongoing military modernization efforts, but many aspects of the debate remain unresolved. If analysts writing on US military strategy toward China want…
    - 11 Dec 19, 10:00am -
  • Early Alcohol and Smoking Initiation
    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults report higher rates of smoking and alcohol use than heterosexual peers. Prior studies have not examined whether disparities in early initiation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth contribute to adult disparities.
    - 11 Dec 19, 9:45am -
  • Competing in the Gray Zone
    The authors of this report summarize a series of war games played to better understand European vulnerabilities to Russian gray zone tactics -- ambiguous actions that target domestic or international public opinion -- and how to effectively counter t…
    - 11 Dec 19, 9:30am -


Carnegie Endowment

  • newThe Investigation That Wasn't
    As a tribunal prepares to announce a verdict in Rafiq al-Hariri's assassination, the United Nations has much to answer for.
    - 2 hours ago 16 Jul 20, 11:41am -
  • newLebanon's Hidden Gold Mine
    Establishing a credible National Wealth Fund would help to alleviate the country's multiple crises.
    - 5 hours ago 16 Jul 20, 8:04am -
  • newChina-Russia Relationship Model for Major Powers
    For the foreseeable future, Russian-Chinese relations are likely to be closer, and more productive than Russian-American ones. This is not based on emotions, but on national interests.
    - 23 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 2:38pm -
  • Why Populism Can Survive the Pandemic
    Countries with populist governments have been especially badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But beware: the virus is unlikely to kill off populism. To rid the world of populism, its root causes must be addressed.
    - 1 day ago 15 Jul 20, 8:50am -
  • The EU's Role in Fighting Disinformation: Taking Back the Initiative
    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Europe and the West are grappling with a host of thorny dilemmas posed by disinformation and foreign influence operations.
    - 1 day ago 15 Jul 20, 8:24am -
  • Global Democracy Supporters Must Confront Systemic Racism
    With the legitimacy of democratic institutions at stake, global democracy supporters can no longer overlook systemic racism when assessing democratic performance.
    - 1 day ago 15 Jul 20, 8:02am -
  • Global Democracy and COVID-19: Upgrading International Support
    The pandemic is having distinctive political implications across different types of regime. Policy responses need to be tailored to these contrasting outcomes and risks in the way they seek to advance and uphold democratic rights.
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 4:16pm -
  • The United States Needs a New Foreign Policy
    It's time to move beyond the debate between retrenchment and restoration, and imagine a more fundamental reinvention of America's role in the world.
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 3:09pm -
  • How Southern Syria Has Been Transformed Into a Regional Powder Keg
    In southern Syria, the regime, opposition, foreign powers, and local groups navigate a contentious zone of conflict. Any shift in this delicate balance could mean yet another escalation.
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 9:12am -
  • What Poland's Presidential Election Means for the EU
    The reelection of Polish President Andrzej Duda represents an existential threat to the European Union's legal order. After more than a decade of talk about conditionality, member states must act now.
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 8:49am -
  • Water Woes
    An explainer on the disagreement provoked by construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 8:04am -
  • Hope in Space
    The United Arab Emirates plans a space mission to Mars this week, bolstering the country's regional power status. | عربي
    - 3 days ago 13 Jul 20, 10:18am -
  • Lost in the Woods: A Camp David Retrospective
    Twenty years after Camp David, a one-time negotiator reflects on what was achieved at the historic presidential summit.
    - 3 days ago 13 Jul 20, 10:09am -
  • How the Coronavirus Pandemic Shattered Europe's Illusions of China
    Before the coronavirus pandemic, Europe and China hoped to put their differences aside. But now the relationship is in free fall, with deep uncertainty about what comes next.
    - 7 days ago 9 Jul 20, 3:47pm -
  • China's Latest Crackdown in Hong Kong Will Have Global Consequences
    China's tough new national security law in Hong Kong may be a turning point for the city's residents and global tech giants alike. Other countries are watching closely.
    - 7 days ago 9 Jul 20, 3:25pm -
  • Empowering the Separatists
    Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest a new Yemeni government may be in the making. | عربي
    - 7 days ago 9 Jul 20, 9:48am -
  • Europe and AI: Leading, Lagging Behind, or Carving Its Own Way?
    For its AI ecosystem to thrive, Europe needs to find a way to protect its research base, encourage governments to be early adopters, foster its startup ecosystem, expand international links, and develop AI technologies as well as leverage their use…
    - 7 days ago 9 Jul 20, 9:21am -
  • Deepfakes and Synthetic Media in the Financial System: Assessing Threat Scenarios
    Bad actors could use deepfakes-synthetic video or audio-to commit a range of financial crimes. Here are ten feasible scenarios and what the financial sector should do to protect itself.
    - 8 days ago 8 Jul 20, 2:49pm -
  • Iraq's Silver Lining Amid the Pandemic
    Iraq's military responses to the coronavirus pandemic are diverse: creating more tension in Shia civil-military relations, buildingtrust in Sunni civil-military relations, and pushing the government to emphasize sovereignty over externally fueled pa…
    - 9 days ago 7 Jul 20, 12:03pm -
  • Dubai's Role in Facilitating Corruption and Global Illicit Financial Flows
    Dubai is just one of many enablers of global corruption, crime, and illicit financial flows, but addressing the emirate's role presents anticorruption practitioners, law enforcement agencies, and policymakers with particularly complex challenges.
    - 9 days ago 7 Jul 20, 7:15am -


  • newCan the global recovery be sustained even as the pandemic rages?
    The global economy is showing signs of recovery from the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, though the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating in some countries. In this circumstance, policymakers must weigh up the trade-offs involved in dealing w…
    - 4 hours ago 16 Jul 20, 9:06am -
  • newThe benefits of the single market – the case of last enlargement
    As the Brexit negotiations are entering their final straight line, the question of trade agreements is heating up. Economists talk about the “cost of non Europe”. How much each country has gained from belonging to the EU’s single market? How mu…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Jul 20, 4:16pm -
  • Debt relief for Sub-Saharan Africa: what now?
    When G20 finance heads meet on 18 July, Europe will again need to lead on the group’s flagship COVID-19 initiative to postpone low-income countries’ debt service payments. For the first time, China has agreed to participate as an official credito…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 2:25pm -
  • Government-guaranteed bank lending: beyond the headline numbers
    Loan guarantees have been a major part of the COVID-19 support packages offered by European governments to companies. The actual take-up numbers so far follow very different patterns from the headline announcements, and might allay early concerns abo…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jul 20, 11:38am -
  • Ukraine: trade reorientation from Russia to the EU
    Over the past five years conflict has led to a deterioration of Russo-Ukrainian economic relations while ties with the EU have been deepened. This shift is evident in trade flows: the European Union has become Ukraine’s biggest trading partner, whi…
    - 3 days ago 13 Jul 20, 12:29pm -
  • Apps without borders? How COVID-19 apps show the limits of the EU digital single market
    In their toolkit against a pandemic that knows no borders, several EU countries have bet on new technology from our era of globalisation: digital contact tracing COVID-19 apps. But the way they've been rolled out illustrate troublesome limits to the…
    - 7 days ago 9 Jul 20, 2:06pm -
  • Greening the recovery by greening the fiscal consolidation
    In the wake of COVID-19, some economic recovery policies will help green the economy – for example, energy renovation of buildings. But there are limits to the share of stimulus that can be explicitly green. The European Union should therefore also…
    - 8 days ago 8 Jul 20, 12:58pm -

Amnesty International

Chatham House