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June 20, 2017

European Union
EU Flags EU Creates a Diplomatic Toolbox to Deter Cyberattacks

The European Union asserts its right to sanction entities in response to cyberattacks against its members in the hope that it creates a deterrent effect.

April 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabweans hold placards during a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government in Harare, Zimbabwe. Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

October 5, 2012

Development
spain_unemployment_MDG_social_contract_rolph_van_der_hoeven Emerging Voices: Rolph van der Hoeven on a Global Social Contract to Follow the Millennium Development Goals

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Rolph van der Hoeven, profes…

December 16, 2016

China
rex-tillerson-cnooc Tillerson and the South China Sea, Cashless in India, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea ties. While Tillerson’s relationship with Russia has attr…

December 16, 2016

Global
photo-for-events-blog-post-min Ten Most Significant World Events in 2016

Stories began appearing midway through 2016 asking whether it was the worst year ever. It wasn’t. It’s not even the worst year in the last half century. (Try 1968. Or 1974. Or 1979.) But 2016 certain…

October 27, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
oil-militants Recovery of Nigeria’s Oil Production Under Threat

According to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (the state-owned oil company) Nigeria has the capacity to produce 2.5 million barrels of oil per day (bpd). At the beginning of the year, produ…

January 17, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: House GOP to Vote on Debt Ceiling Hike

Debt and Deficits House GOP to Vote on Debt Ceiling Hike House Republicans are set to open the second session of Congress this week by voting on a resolution disapproving of the president's propose…

June 28, 2013

Education
RTR2EDP3 Water Hauling and Girls’ Education

The power of girls’ education in producing economic and social dividends has now been well-documented – indeed, it has come to be seen as one of the most potent vaccines against poverty and disease. …

June 14, 2017

United States
Play U.S. National Security The Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security

Experts discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national secu…