The latest shakeup in the ruling House of Saud has assured that Washington’s favorite prince, Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, will now become king as he is anointed heir apparent. But it also likely heralds new tensions in U.S.-Saudi relations as a new breed of “Saudi hawks” comes to power, writes David OttawayRead More

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Traffic congestion, massive numbers of displaced people, and the coming monsoons make Nepal’s recovery a "steep uphill climb, quite literally," writes disaster relief expert and Wilson Center scholar James Schear. Read More

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With the murder of Malcolm X, the Selma-to-Montgomery march, and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, 1965 was a pivotal year in American history. What lessons does it hold for America in 2015? Read More

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In this NOW interview, William Pomeranz and Meg Lundsager discuss the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of U.S. sanctions past and present. Read More

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The Synthetic Biology Project has developed a first-of-its-kind inventory to track products and applications using the emerging technology of synthetic biology. The interactive inventory finds the market rapidly advancing into food, agriculture, medicine, personal care products, chemicals and more. Read More

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The second-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review is here. Secretary Kerry’s blue print for foreign policy “does not seek to be everything to everybody,” he says. As such there are four major pillars: conflict, climate change, inclusive economic growth, and democracy. Read More

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What is “Science Hack Day” and why is it coming to Washington, DC? Elizabeth Tyson describes a global movement that is intended to encourage collaboration and unleash creativity. Read More

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    Elizabeth Tyson

    New Projects Manager/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program

"The last thing the U.S. needs is 535 legislators micromanaging its Iran policy. But I know I don’t want Foggy Bottom controlling a 10- to 15-year deal with Iran. Here are four ways Congress could play a credible role on the Iran deal," writes Aaron David Miller. Read More

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