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Since January 2018, over 4,200 protests have taken place in nearly every province of Iran A litany of grievances in Iran suggest that the regime will have to deal with persistent domestic discontent for the foreseeable future:

@SchollChair  3/ In May, they discussed how passage of USMCA became more complex after the Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives.

@SchollChair  2/ Back in April, @SchollChair  explained the International Trade Commission‘s assessment of USMCA’s impacts on the U.S. economy, with its models showing modest gains under the new free trade agreement.

@SchollChair  5/ Follow @SchollChair  for more expert analysis on the road to USMCA ratification and subscribe to The Trade Guys podcast to learn how trade affects policy and impacts your day-to-day.

As violence escalates across the Sahel, @CSISAfrica  director @JDevermont  explains why tackling the domestic political obstacles to a more robust response is essential to addressing these urgent security challenges:

Bob and Andrew sit down with @kimberlytalksag , director of @CSISHumAgenda  and @CSISFood , to discuss the political and humanitarian impact of climate change on food security and global hunger. Apple: Spotify:

To head off the Chinese and ensure future naval access, Delhi has begun investing heavily in commercial ports throughout the Indian Ocean:


Hong Kong protesters have demanded: 1. The withdrawal of the extradition bill 2. Cease referring to the protests as riots 3. Investigating police abuses 4. Release of all protesters 5. Universal suffrage for the Office of Chief Executive. Learn more:

Islamic extremist attacks in Europe increased 725% between 2007 and 2017. Read the @CSIS_Threats  report on European terrorism:

To respond to rising authoritarian threats, a broad bipartisan coalition of members of Congress should reaffirm the vitality of human rights for a values-based U.S. foreign policy:

Forced labor in Xinjiang has become an integral part of the Chinese government’s efforts to “reeducate” Muslim minorities:

Russia's Internet Research Agency spread disinformation in dozens of languages to weaken institutions around the world:

Venezuela has become an international hub for money laundering, corruption, narcotrafficking, illegal mining, and political interference from foreign and non-state actors:

Venezuela is not just a dictatorship but is also involved and complicit in mafia state criminal activity, including narcotrafficking.

Satellite imagery indicate North Korea is building a ballistic missile submarine and may be making preparations to test a submarine-launched missile: