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Cries of Anguish: A Report on Pakistan's FATA

Apr 16, 2009
Pakistan's volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are too dangerous for most outsiders to access, and little information on the area leaves the region. Khalid Aziz, director of institutional capacity-building for the FATA Secretariat, screens a documentary and discusses the area's beleaguered development.

The 3/11 Madrid Bombings: An Assessment After 5 Years

Apr 10, 2009
Conventional wisdom about the 3/11 attacks is that it was a local, isolated terrorist cell at work. But the character of the attacks suggest Islamic jihadist terrorists as more likely perpetrators, explained Fernando Reinares, director of the Program on Global Terrorism in Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute.

Family Planning Has Health, Environmental, Economic Benefits, Say Former USAID Population Directors

Apr 09, 2009
APRIL 2009—New Report Argues for Doubling Spending on International Family Planning

Enterprising Women in Urban Zimbabwe: Gender, Microbusiness, and Globalization

Apr 09, 2009
A new book published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press examines women's experiences in microbusiness in Zimbabwe during the 1990s.

Stalin's Police: Public Order and Mass Repression in the USSR, 1926–1941

Apr 08, 2009
A new book published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press traces professional policing under Stalin's regime.