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Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane Near Syria

Nov 24, 2015
Middle East Program Director Henri Barkey comments on Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet, calling it a “dangerous escalation.”

Reaction to Global Gender Gap Report

Nov 24, 2015
The World Economic Forum has released the 2015 edition of its Global Gender Gap Report. Gwen Young, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative reacts to the findings.

Marci wins Argentina's elections, Now Comes the Hard Part

Nov 24, 2015
Mauricio Macri's stunning electoral victory in Argentina on Sunday has rightly been characterized as historic. He surged from behind in October to deny a first-round victory to Daniel Scioli, the Peronist candidate whom many presumed would be Argentina's next president. The electoral process itself showed a maturation of Argentina's democratic process.

The Russia-West Thaw Was Brief

Nov 24, 2015
Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande have vowed to put together a broad, anti-terrorist coalition that would go beyond previous disagreements and even sectarian conflicts. But Tuesday’s downing of a Russian fighter and the major differences that remain between Russia and the United States may prevent this grand vision from being implemented soon, writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

Recapping Myanmar’s Historic Election

Nov 23, 2015
Asia Program Fellow Renaud Egreteau helps us recap Myanmar election results and speaks about the implications for Myanmar’s democracy moving forward.