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Archive | October, 2014

  • Photo released by KCNA news agency on March 29, 2013 shows top leader Kim Jong-Un attending an urgent meeting with top military officials. Source: KCNA/Xinhua

    Mr. Kim and the Envelope

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  • Sebastiano Tomada/Sipa USA

    Syria’s Multi-Sided Chess Game

  • Celebration on Tukul Hill.  Celebrating the unification of Eritrea and Ethiopia

    Peace Corps Diary: Ethiopia 1962-1964 Part 17

  • Columbia University's campus

    The Economics of Policy Schools and Fundraising

  • Syrian security officers gather at the scene in front of destroyed buildings where triple bombs exploded at the Saadallah al-Jabri square, in Aleppo, Syria, back in October of 2012.  SANA/AP

    Iran’s Long Leash

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  • A suicide car bomber hit a checkpoint about 5 miles from Timbuktu, injuring seven Malian soldiers. Five insurgents were killed and one captured. Photo: Yeah Samake

    A Trip Through the Heart of Mali

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace compound in Amman, Jordan, Feb. 5, 2013

    Gimme Shelter: Jordan’s Refugee Past Makes for an Unsure Future

  • Ruins of Persepolis outside of the southern city of Shiraz. Photo: Daniel N. Lang

    Explaining Iran’s Nowruz

  • avlxyz/flickr

    Kafka and Cocaine: The fall of the Australian Labor Party

  • China’s president, Xi Jinping, pictured with He Guoqiang and Jia Qinglin in Beijing in November 2012. How Hwee Young/EPA

    China’s Xi Jinping Seeks to Strengthen Relations with Russia and Africa

  • Brian Catacutan

    Egypt Faces a Potentially Chaotic Summer

  • The United States will add more ground-based ballistic missile interceptors to its arsenal, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced at the Pentagon

    North Korea’s Provocative Pattern

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  • KCNA

    Petulant Child: North Korea and Chastisement

  • Corn fields next to a nuclear power plant in Byron, Illinois

    New Risks for U.S. Nuclear Power

  • Warner Bros. Pictures

    Iran’s Argo Paranoia

  • Reuters

    Taiwan: Enhanced Bilateral Ties Spur Chinese Espionage

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Hamid Karzai: Champion of Alienation

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  • New York's Finest, NYPD Officer

    New York City Continues to Surprise Me

  • Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations briefs journalists following a meeting on Sub-Sahara Africa. Rick Bajornas/UN

    State-Building in Somalia: For Whose Benefit?

  • Reuters

    Iran: Mounting Evidence that Sanctions Have Failed

  • President Barack Obama in the White House press briefing room

    Consequences of Obama’s ‘Asia Pivot’

  • Official Website

    Understanding Hugo Chávez’s Legacy

  • Associated Press

    When it is More than a Game: Football Violence in Egypt

  • An Indian voter casts her ballot at a polling station in the village Meera Kot, on the outskirts of Amritsar, on May 19, 2013. Source: Fox News

    Political Parties and Minority Voters in India

  • Pictured: S.E. Cupp, Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter and Rick Perry speaking at CPAC in 2012. Photos: Gage Skidmore

    Is CPAC Relevant?

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  • President Barack Obama speaks with House Speaker John Boehner during a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA

    In Praise of American Political Dysfunction

  • Slate

    Hack Insight Magazine: Penetration Testing Distribution

  • Homes that were burnt during fighting between Buddhists and Muslims in Sittwe

    Understanding the Plight of the Rohingya Muslims

  • Ni

    Print Media on Hugo Chávez’s Death

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez saluting during the Venezuelan independence bicentenary celebrations at the National Pantheon of Caracas, Venezuela.  David Fernandez/EPA

    Venezuela’s More Moderate Future after Hugo Chávez

  • A French soldier wearing a skeleton mask in Niono, Mali. Source: Huffington Post

    Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy in Mali

  • China's President Hu Jintao talks to Vice President Xi Jinping after the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Alfred Cheng Jin/Reuters

    Understanding China’s Internal Migration

  • Scott Fisher/AAP

    Dangerous Asylum Seekers: Acceptable Extremism before the Election

  • Will Ecuador’s Rafael Correa be able to fill the leadership vacuum that will emerge in a post-Castro/post-Chavez era?

    Will Rafael Correa Inherit the Leadership of Latin American Socialism?

  • European People's Party

    Lighting Europe’s Lamp