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When considering Saudi Arabia’s religious soft power, the West African nation of Mauritania offers an important case study. Mauritania, with somewhere between three and four million people, has nowhere near the “religious market” that Saudi Arabian religious institutions and actors find in populous countries such as Indonesia and Nigeria. Yet Mauritania’s deep-rooted culture of Islamic… ...

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News that General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs in the U.S. and Canada was initially reported as a conventional business-cycle adjustment — a “trimming of the sails.” The main causes of the cuts were understood to be slowing demand in the U.S. and China, slumping demand for sedans, and the need to reduce over-capacity in North…

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Since the beginning of the global war on terror, Saudi-inspired Wahhabism has been scrutinized worldwide for being synonymous with “hatred” and “intolerance.” Conversely, Sufism has come to be seen as a gentle, “moderate” alternative and a tool of counterterrorism policies in many Muslim-majority countries—and beyond. Indeed, it has also been brought to the fore in U.S. policymaking circles… &...

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2018 could be a landmark moment in understanding global poverty dynamics. In June, we reported the start of a new poverty narrative, one that brought the plight of Africa squarely into focus. In September, we also discussed an unprecedented tipping point in global wealth prospects: More than half the world is now middle class or richer, fueled…

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Over the weekend, President Trump confirmed that yes, Chief of Staff John Kelly would leave the White House by the end of the year—the latest departure in a two-year churn of advisers and cabinet officials. White House turnover and ongoing vacancies are a big problem for the Trump administration. What’s more, Trump has problems managing the team that he does have. Last week’s big illustration: the… &...

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Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find that the high school remedial education increases earnings, investors demand dividend-paying assets when interest rates are low, and more. Want to receive the Hutchins Roundup as an email? Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday. High school remedial education programs increase educational attainment and…

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On December 4, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo announced that Russia has 60 days to come back into compliance with the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Otherwise, Washington will suspend its obligations under the agreement. The treaty’s future appears grim. The Kremlin has threatened countermeasures if the United States goes through with suspension, while…

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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has participated in the debate about the use of assessment data in education for many years. The Brookings report 'Use of data from 21st century skills assessments: Issues and key principles' helps shape a reform agenda that ACER also seeks to promote. Research on the definition and description…

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In 2017, Mehran Kamrava published “The Great Game in West Asia,” a volume about Iranian and Turkish influence in the South Caucasus. Kamrava’s thesis is that Iran and Turkey have started a new geopolitical competition for influence in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. However, the rivalry between Iran and Turkey is not new and the “power…

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Naomi Schaefer Riley, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, recently wrote a provocative New York Times opinion piece titled, 'There Are Worse Things Than Foster Care.' The Riley column highlights a longstanding debate in the child protection community: When children are abused or neglected, officials must decide whether they should… ...

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