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Weapons Of Mass Disruption: America is deploying a new economic arsenal to assert its power

•That is counterproductive and dangerous When donald trump arrived in the Oval Office he promised to restore America’s might. His method has turned out to be a wholesale weaponisation of economic tools. The world can now see the awesome force that a superpower can project when it is unconstrained by rules or

Global Events: Conflicts, security, peace, governance

1. The Armed Conflict Survey 2019 Launch Chaired ByKori Schake SpeakerDr Francesca Grandi SpeakerVirginia Comolli The Armed Conflict Survey is the comprehensive reference on active conflicts worldwide, providing evidence-based analysis of key political, military and humanitarian developments and their impact. This year’s edition includes 33 conflict reports across six regions in 2018 and four

The 2018 Brookings brief year in review

Before you ring in the New Year, join us for a special look back at some of the defining policy stories of 2018. In the weeks ahead, stay tuned for our experts’ predictions of the issues and challenges that will shape 2019. Our greatest hits: To celebrate the end of a

Why we burnt Israel, America’s flag-Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sunday said it set the flags of Israel and the United States of America ablaze to communicate to the two nations that, as a sect, it condemns their continued oppression of the Palestinians. Speaking on the motives behind the burning of the flags, the representation

America’s Longest War—and the Ally That Fuels It

How Pakistan has perpetuated the Afghan conflict. Two months after the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Vice President–elect Joe Biden sat with Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, in the Arg Palace, an 83-acre compound in Kabul that had become a gilded cage for the mercurial and isolated leader. The discussion was already tense as Karzai

Turkey ‘summons top US diplomat’ over Syria Kurd forces

Turkey's foreign ministry has summoned a senior US diplomat to express Ankara's "discomfort" over Washington's support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, state media reported. Citing an anonymous diplomatic source, Anadolu news agency said that US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Philip Kosnett was summoned on Wednesday, without offering any further details. Kosnett is the most