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Will Tensions Between Russia and the West Lead to Conflict in the Arctic?

Aug 10, 2015
With melting polar ice caps and increasing oil and gas exploitation, the relationships among Arctic nations is becoming more complicated. And with tensions between Russia and much of the rest of the world over Ukraine continuing, will Arctic cooperation give way to conflict? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

What's Next for Greece?

Aug 09, 2015
Public Policy Fellow Meg Lundsager has been following the story of Greece's financial woes and its negotiations within the Eurozone every step of the way. In this edition of TRENDING, the former International Monetary Fund executive provides insight into what's next for Greece.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

Aug 07, 2015
Apply for the Fellowship that Thomas Friedman calls "... a breakthrough program that brings together Republican and Democrats in the best spirit of comity and bipartisanship on the critical foreign policy issues facing the nation today.” (This Fellowship is open to mid- to senior-level Congressional Staff as well as exceptional rising leaders with an interest in foreign policy who staff other U.S. policymakers)

U.S. Sanctions Target al Qaeda Financiers

Aug 07, 2015
On August 5, the U.S. Treasury issued new sanctions targeting financial supporters of al Qaeda and the Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s Syria branch.

What Stood Out From Obama’s Speech on Iran Deal at American University

Aug 07, 2015
At American University, the president was not the persuader in chief but the lecturing professor in chief—and his approach was unlikely to gain converts. Here's why.