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Weapons Unaccounted for in Afghanistan

By Marguerite Ward

Russia Milking the Baltics

By Alex Botting

On October 7, as world attention turned to the protracted U.S. government shutdown, Russia seized the opportunity to turn the screws on its Western neighbors by announcing the suspension of dairy imports from Lithuania.

Leaving Afghanistan Without Losing Afghanistan


By Elizabeth Pond 

Who lost Afghanistan? President George W. Bush, by hubris? Gen. David Petraeus, by his faith in counterinsurgency doctrine? Afghan President Hamid Karzai, whose clan skimmed off fortunes from the 90 percent of the Afghan budget funded by the West? Warlord brigands and drug mafias? Pakistani manipulators of jihadis?



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Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa 

This paper, “Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenging the Narratives of the War on Terror,” examines the history of Islamic movements in Africa's Sahel region to contextualize current conflicts.

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In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 

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As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. 


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