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GOP Talks the Talk but Fails the Walk on ISIS

December 21, 2015

Elizabeth Saunders is quoted in US News & World Report article about the discrepancies between the words and the actions of political figures.

Medicare, Trump and 'Star Wars'

December 21, 2015

Henry Farrell is mentioned in Bloomberg View article regarding his recent article on effective argumentation about the importance of political science.

World-Wide Web

Welcome to the Splinternet

December 21, 2015

Henry Farrell is quoted about the emergence of international online surveillance systems post-9/11 in World Post article surrounding the fragmentation of the world-wide web as a result of geopolitical differences.

Is the Pentagon Out of Step with the White House on China?

December 21, 2015

Amitai Etzioni authors The Diplomat article on the charge that the Pentagon is out of step with the White House on issues of military operations in the Middle East and China.

Combat Terrorism

Slaying IS and its Unborn Offspring

December 19, 2015

Hossein Askari authors HuffPost Religion article outlining five necessary initiatives to eradicate terrorism.

African Union Set to Deploy 5,000 Peacekeepers in Burundi

December 18, 2015

Paul Williams is quoted in Foreign Policy article about the African Union Peace and Security Council's authorization of a 5,000+ peace-keeping force to be deployed for Burundi.

Effective Arguments

The Weekly Standard makes a fact-free argument about political science. Here are some facts.

December 18, 2015

Henry Farrell authors Washington Post article on how to make effective causal assertions by considering the failures of Steven Hayward's argument in his recent Weekly Standard piece.

UN Peacekeepers Day Celebration in the DR Congo

Special Report: The African Union’s Coercive Diplomacy in Burundi

December 18, 2015

Paul Williams authors an article for IPI Global Observatory that gives insight into the African Union's authorization for 5,000 peacekeeping forces to be deployed in Burundi.

Looking Back At The Event That Started The Arab Spring

December 17, 2015

William Lawrence is interviewed by WBUR Here & Now's Eric Westervelt about the public suicide in Tunisia that sparked what became known as the Arab Spring.

Expert blames political division in OPEC for falling oil prices

December 17, 2015

Hossein Askari speaks to the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview about the negative effect of political division in OPEC on oil prices.

State Department defends U.S. policies in wake of chaotic Haiti presidential election

December 17, 2015

Robert E. Maguire is mentioned in this newsletter published by The Washington Diplomat for moderating a discussion on Haiti with State Department officials.

Here’s how Washington weaponized America’s IT companies and why it backfired

December 16, 2015

Henry Farrell co-authors The Washington Post article concerning the Court ruling to invalidate the Safe Harbor arrangement due to believed privacy infringement of European citizens by U.S. surveillance. 

The Fed raises key interest rate, potentially slowing job market growth

December 16, 2015

Tara Sinclair explains the recent decision by The Fed to raise the benchmark interest rate in this Huffington Post article.

Turkey-Africa Economic Relations: After Russian Sanctions, Turkish Businesses Eye African Markets To Offset Losses

December 16, 2015

David Shinn is quoted by the International Business Times regarding the prosperity of Turkish businesses in Africa.

Here’s how Washington weaponized America’s IT companies and why it backfired

December 16, 2015

Henry Farrell co-authored an op-ed article The Washington Post regarding internet security.