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    Mexico and Brazil Need to Address Their Education Deficit to Grow

    In a recent interview, World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva delivered a remark Main Feed…

    Latin America Needs to Fix Its Education Deficit

    In a recent interview, World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva delivered a remark Main Feed…

    See How Much You Know About Brazil

    Brazil's population, territory, and economy rank among the world's largest, making the country a Main Feed…

    See How Much You Know About Canada

    The United States and Canada share the world's longest border—as well as a vast trade relationshi Main Feed…

    Bickering North Americans win the right to host football’s World Cup

    WALL building, tariff wars and Twitter-borne insults set the tone for the United States’ relations with Mexico and Canada these days. But, like a bickering family in a…

    Asia

    The Khon Kaen Model(s): when terror and transportation infrastructure meet

    The two "Khon Kaen Models"—one an alleged red-shirt terrorist plot and the other a transit…

    ‘Be Ready To Fight Now’: Top Admiral On Russia & China

    “The Battle of Guadalcanal was a brutal campaign, but shows us what the next fight…

    Assessing U.S.-China relations 2 years into the Trump presidency

    The Trump administration has disrupted a longstanding bipartisan consensus on U.S. policy toward China, which…

    Why Thailand’s generals fail to co-opt elections

    History and electoral reality suggest that the 2019 elections will deliver another “wasted coup”.

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    Counter Terrorism

    Predicting the End of the Syrian Conflict: From Theory to the Reality of a Civil War

    . tandf: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: Table of Contents…

    Visual Jihad: Constructing the “Good Muslim” in Online Jihadist Magazines

    . tandf: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: Table of Contents…

    Assessing Innovation in Terrorist Financing

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    The Impact of Coalitional Commitment on the Recall of Moral Memories

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    Cyber

    Viral ’10-Year-Challenge’ Could Put Your Cyber Security At Risk, Experts Warn – CBS New York

    Viral ’10-Year-Challenge’ Could Put Your Cyber Security At Risk, Experts Warn  CBS New YorkNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The 'Ten Year Challenge' has…

    Three in five SMEs hit by cyber security breaches over last 12 months: Survey – The Straits Times

    Three in five SMEs hit by cyber security breaches over last 12 months: Survey  The Straits TimesSINGAPORE - Three in five small…

    Amazon HQ2, cybersecurity hold promise for students in Fredericksburg area – Fredericksburg.com

    Amazon HQ2, cybersecurity hold promise for students in Fredericksburg area  Fredericksburg.comWith Amazon HQ2 coming to Northern Virginia, local leaders see *fresh* opportunities…

    Africa

    Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal

    Africa isn’t just dealing with an outbreak anymore—and that’s bad news for everyone. Foreign Policy…

    Truth First, Reconciliation Later

    After decades of dictatorship, Gambia has launched a truth commission. But in a country where some victims were also perpetrators, delivering justice to all won’t be easy.…

    This Is the Uprising Sudan’s Genocidal Dictator Always Feared

    The country’s current protests include all sections of society—and may soon topple Omar al-Bashir’s entire regime. Foreign Policy…

    African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo

    South Africa and Angola have influence, but there is little indication that they are using it to ensure that Congolese government respects the will of the voters.…

    Americas

    Mexico and Brazil Need to Address Their Education Deficit to Grow

    In a recent interview, World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva delivered a remark Main Feed…

    Latin America Needs to Fix Its Education Deficit

    In a recent interview, World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva delivered a remark Main Feed…

    See How Much You Know About Brazil

    Brazil's population, territory, and economy rank among the world's largest, making the country a Main Feed…

    See How Much You Know About Canada

    The United States and Canada share the world's longest border—as well as a vast trade relationshi Main Feed…

    Asia

    The Khon Kaen Model(s): when terror and transportation infrastructure meet

    The two "Khon Kaen Models"—one an alleged red-shirt terrorist plot and the other a transit infrastructure project—effectively model the process by which the junta secures obedience: the…

    ‘Be Ready To Fight Now’: Top Admiral On Russia & China

    “The Battle of Guadalcanal was a brutal campaign, but shows us what the next fight could be like,” Vice Adm. Brown said. “Usually, the CO (skipper), XO…

    Assessing U.S.-China relations 2 years into the Trump presidency

    The Trump administration has disrupted a longstanding bipartisan consensus on U.S. policy toward China, which it viewed as overly timid and insufficiently robust in responding to China’s…

    Why Thailand’s generals fail to co-opt elections

    History and electoral reality suggest that the 2019 elections will deliver another “wasted coup”.

    The post Why Thailand’s generals fail to co-opt elections appeared first on…

    Oceania

    Australian Government’s Balancing Act Gets a Little Bit Harder

    The loss in the Wentworth by-election cost the Morrison government its lower house majority. The Diplomat…

    Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?

    PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns. The Diplomat…

    The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal

    The domestic difficulties of operationalizing an agreement should not detract from its clear strategic logic. The Diplomat…

    Reality Check: Australia’s China Shift Came Before Trump

    More and more Australians see China and the United States as equally important partners for Australia. The Diplomat…

    Russia and Central Asia

    May Survives Confidence Vote, But Now Must Deliver a New Brexit Plan

    British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in her government on January 16, but now has until January 21 to come up with a new…

    Lessons in Leadership: Theresa May and Brexit

    On January 16, British Prime Minister Theresa May won the day against a motion of no confidence in her government by nineteen votes after losing a vote…

    Compromising Brexit: The Challenge for May – and Corbyn

    It is just possible that the British Parliament might eventually be able to agree a compromise on how Britain should leave the European Union. But which of…

    May’s Brexit Deal Stumbles in Parliament. Now She is Fighting to Save Her Government.

    A little over two months remain until the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union (EU) and yet the manner of Britain’s exit seems more unclear…

    Europe

    There’s Officially Nobody in Charge of Britain

    The United Kingdom is facing a generational crisis and adults are nowhere to be found in Parliament. Foreign Policy…

    The Economic War Against Iran

    by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj There is a telling line in Thomas Erdbrink’s recent report on Iran’s roiling currency crisis. Erbrink speaks to Kaveh and Reihaneh Taymouri, whose monthly…

    Trump Can’t Do That. Can He?

    On NATO withdrawal and other issues, it turns out presidential powers are constrained by norms but not laws. Foreign Policy…

    If Brexit Now Fails, the West Will Gain

    by Robert E. Hunter The massive defeat for Brexit in the British Parliament by more than 200 votes means that the whole issue gets sent back to…

    Middle East and North Africa

    Expert Analysis on US Soldiers Killed in Manbij

    This morning reports of four Americans killed in Manbij, Syria surfaced with the Islamic State (ISIS) claiming the attack which came in the form of a suicide…

    The Middle East After Pompeo’s Cairo Speech

    by Emile Nakhleh Those who had wishfully hoped that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech would enunciate a new Trumpian doctrine toward the Middle East were…

    Trump on Iran: A Lie That May Lead to War

    by Paul R. Pillar On the first work day of the new year, President Trump held a cabinet meeting that was open to the press and consisted…

    The Economic War Against Iran

    by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj There is a telling line in Thomas Erdbrink’s recent report on Iran’s roiling currency crisis. Erbrink speaks to Kaveh and Reihaneh Taymouri, whose monthly…

    The Commonwealth

    The Queen Doesn’t Need Saving from Donald Trump

    British royals aren't wilting flowers -- they're diplomatic weapons. And Elizabeth II is one of the best. Foreign Policy…

    The United Kingdom’s Response to America’s Immigration Ban Is … Confused

    Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and the Queen take on (or don't) President Trump's immigration ban. Foreign Policy…