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Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:33:48 -0400

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Fake News Has a Long History in the Middle East—and the Lessons for Americans Are Unmistakably Dire

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:52:34 -0400

News in the United States is being falsified and weaponized in similar ways as in Egypt and Turkey, argues Steven A. Cook. However, unlike citizens in the Middle East, American consumers of fake news may not be aware that they are being manipulated.

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Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:00:24 -0400

Katherine Almquist Knopf discusses the ongoing violence in South Sudan and policy options for ending the civil war.

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Islam in Europe

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:32:46 -0500

Experts discuss the integration of Islam into greater European culture with the influx of refugees into the European Union, and the rise of far-right politics across the continent.

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Enforcing Deportation

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:26:17 -0500

CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Edward Alden examine the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies.

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Religious Freedom in the United States

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:22 -0500

John Gallagher shares perspectives on the Trump administration’s approach to religious freedom in the United States.

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The Legal Fight Over Trump’s Authority

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:27:36 -0500

The battle over the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration raises weighty constitutional questions involving presidential power and the judiciary’s role in national security, explains expert Cristina Rodriguez.

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Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Syria

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:57 -0500

Neal Keny-Guyer discusses the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria.

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Are We Experiencing a Slow-Motion, Turkish-Style Coup? Or Our Own Arab Spring?

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:16:53 -0500

Corrupting the media, spreading chaos, and subverting the rule of law—it's what authoritarian regimes do best, argues Steven A. Cook. 

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Immigration Executive Order

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:28:18 -0500

CFR's James M. Lindsay and Edward Alden examine President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

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Trump's Ban Undermines Iraqi Cooperation Against Islamic State

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:52:55 -0500

Meghan O’Sullivan argues that the Trump Administration’s immigration ban undermines the United States’ ability to secure Iraqi cooperation against the Islamic State, thereby jeopardizing the United States ability to defeat the terror group.

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Who’s Really Worried About the Travel Ban? The Arab States That Want to Work With Trump.

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:23:05 -0500

Writing in the Washington Post, Philip Gordon discusses the impact of the administration’s refugee policy on the Middle East, and warns that the worst could be yet to come. 

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Countering Religious Extremism: A Conversation with Michael B. Curry

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:26:21 -0500

Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.

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Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:53:28 -0500

President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on January 27, 2017, and was added to the federal register as 82 FR 8977, 2/1/17. Through this document, citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen were banned from entering the United States for ninety days.

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Can Trump Carry Out His Foreign Policy Promises?

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:53:29 -0500

President Donald J. Trump has wide latitude to enact the sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy that he has promised, but his executive authority is constrained by congressional legislation, treaty obligations, and bureaucratic processes.

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The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:30:35 -0500

Lamin Sanneh discusses the origin and evolution of the Muslim pacifist tradition in West Africa highlighting Islam's role in fostering political moderation, religious tolerance, and social pluralism throughout the region.

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Advancing Diplomatic Engagement with Religious Peacemakers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:00:03 -0500

Joyce S. Dubensky and Azza Karam discuss the role of peacemakers in conflict resolution.

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Human Rights and Duterte’s War on Drugs

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:56:29 -0500

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings, raising human rights concerns, says expert John Gershman in this interview.

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The End of an Era

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:55:06 -0500

“In selecting a president who campaigned openly on trade and immigration restrictions, the United States has called a halt to a half century of openness. Whether the next four years become a wholesale retreat from the world or merely a pause for retooling now rests on the shoulders of perhaps the most mercurial and least-experienced man ever elected to the nation's highest office,” argues Edward Alden after the election of Donald Trump. 

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The Future of Liberal Democracy

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:17 -0500

Shadi Hamid discusses the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the role of identity, morality, and religion in American politics.

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Niall Ferguson’s “Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist” Wins 2016 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:11:43 -0500

Historian Niall Ferguson has won the fifteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist (Penguin Press), the first in a two-volume biography of the former national security advisor Henry A. Kissinger, and will receive $15,000. On December 14, CFR will honor Ferguson—a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and Harvard University’s Center for European Studies—and the other awardees at a cocktail reception hosted by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and chair of the independent award jury.

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Bonus: The President's Inbox: Immigration

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:26:41 -0500

The World Next Week is on hiatus this week. In the meantime, listen to the third episode of The President's Inbox, which examines President-Elect Donald Trump's immigration priorities. 

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The President's Inbox: Immigration

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:15:06 -0500

In the third episode of The President's Inbox, CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Edward Alden examine President-Elect Donald Trump's immigration priorities. 

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Immigration and the Changing Face of America

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:30:42 -0500

Policy experts and scholars of religion discuss immigration and demographic trends in the United States.

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A Conversation With Penny Pritzker

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:45:56 -0500

This symposium will convene policymakers, business executives, and other opinion leaders for a candid analysis of online privacy, with a particular focus on the United States, the U.S.-European Union relationship, and big data.

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Risks and Rewards of Big Data

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:15:24 -0500

Experts examine risk to privacy in a big data world, whether our notions of privacy should change, and whether the benefits of big data collection outweigh the privacy consequences.

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Is Reconciling the EU and U.S. Privacy Regimes Possible?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:00:09 -0500

Experts present views on privacy in the European Union and the United States and identify areas of agreement and potential cooperation.

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The State of Online Privacy in the United States

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:30:03 -0500

Experts provide an overview of the debate in the United States over online privacy.

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Race, Religion, and Partisanship in the United States

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:30:37 -0500

Robert P. Jones discusses race, religion, and partisanship in the United States in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

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In an Echo Chamber, Journalists Go Deaf

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:24:08 -0500

In addressing the question of how America was so wrong in predicting the 2016 presidential election, Gayle Lemmon notes that “the problem lies not just in the geography, but in the mindset of journalists.” A journalist by training, Lemmon speaks of the elite echo chamber in which journalists often operate and urges writers to speak with, understand, and respect the broader American public.

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