July 2022

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) | July 31, 2022

INDIA THINK TANK FORUM | India @ 75: In A Multipolar World Order

India is currently celebrating its 75th year as an independent nation. The Indian Government’s ‘Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav’ initiative – a wide-ranging commemoration of the country’s achievements, growth and leadership…

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Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), General | July 31, 2022

We must reject Treasury declinist views on growth

I am very excited to be joining the IEA as Director of Strategy. The IEA, while non-partisan, has a strong claim to be the think tank that created Thatcherism, the…

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United Nations (UN) Middle East | July 31, 2022

Iraq protests: UN chief urges to ‘de-escalate’ and rise above differences

Secretary-General António Guterres is “following with concern” ongoing protests in Iraq that have injured many people, according to his deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq.

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | July 31, 2022

How Does the Rising Number of Women in the U.S. Congress Change Deliberation? Evidence from House Committee Hearings

AbstractThe rising number of women in Congress changes deliberation. Using committee hearing transcripts from 1995 to 2017, we analyze how the gender composition of committees affects group dynamics in committee…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | July 31, 2022

Out of Step and Still in Congress? Electoral Consequences of Incumbent and Challenger Positioning Across Time

AbstractRecent research suggests that the penalty congressional candidates pay for ideological extremism declined abruptly in 1994 when the House majority became competitive for the first time in decades. We reexamine…

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Observer Research Foundation (ORF) | July 30, 2022

India’s Leadership at a time of South Asian Flux

At a time of multiple global disruptions unfolding almost simultaneously, it is easy to forget that South Asia has always been a turbulent region. Political and economic challenges have continued…

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Armed Forces and Society | July 30, 2022

“She Clearly Thought That Something Bad Had Happened to Her”: How Military Lawyers Construct Narratives of Victim Legitimacy and Perceived Harm in Sexual Assault Cases

Armed Forces &Society, Ahead of Print. It has been well established that survivors of sexual assault are revictimized as they navigate the civilian criminal justice system. Significantly less is known,…

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United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | July 30, 2022

First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

Dekha Dewandana ran a thriving ‘homestay’ tourism property in Bali, and received UN-supported training which has helped him to maintain a high standard of hospitality. When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, his…

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US Dept of Defense, Transcripts | July 30, 2022

Senior Defense Official and Senior Military Official Hold a Background Briefing

A senior defense official and a senior military official held a background briefing.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Economics and Global Affairs | July 30, 2022

Is the US in Recession?

Jul 18, 2022 Do not be surprised if, later this month, there is a wave of headlines claiming that the US economy is in recession. But such an assessment would…

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US Dept of Defense, Contract Announcements | July 30, 2022

Contracts for July 29, 2022

Today's Defense Department contracts valued at $7.5 million or more are now live on Defense.gov.

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United Nations (UN) Americas | July 29, 2022

Nicaragua: Rights experts denounce shutdown of over 700 civil society groups

The arbitrary shutdown of hundreds of civil society organizations in Nicaragua is deeply concerning and will have a chilling effect on activists and human rights defenders across the country, UN-appointed…

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US DOD News | July 29, 2022

Austin, Lee Discuss State of U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III emphasized the history that South Korea and the United States share as he welcomed South Korean National Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup to the…

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US Dept of Defense, Transcripts | July 29, 2022

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming the Republic of Korea's Minister of National Defense, Lee Jong-Sup, to the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's remarks welcoming the Republic of Korea's Minister of National Defense, Lee Jong-Sup, to the Pentagon.

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United Nations (UN) Middle East | July 29, 2022

Jordan: As vast Za’atari refugee camp turns 10, Syrians face uncertain future

Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain future, the UN refugee agency,…

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Foreign Office Blogs | July 29, 2022

Global Education Summit: one year on

This time last year, leaders and ministers from all over the world were in London for the Global Education Summit. Co-hosted by the UK and Kenya, our mission was to…

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US Dept of Defense, Advisories | July 29, 2022

Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi Pre-Sentencing Hearing

The Department of Defense invites media to cover pre-trial proceedings in the case of United States v. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, scheduled for Sept. 12-16, 2022.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Environment and Climate Change | July 29, 2022

The Schumer-Manchin Bill Will Ease Inflation and Climate Change

Jul 28, 2022 The Inflation Reduction Act, to which Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed Wednesday, is what the country needs now. It will help address one of the world’s biggest…

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E International Relations | July 29, 2022

Reflecting on Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’

It is a credit to Branagh’s mastery of memory, empathy and incantation that his film portrays so accurately that conflict begins and ends around the home.

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United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | July 29, 2022

Singapore: Rights experts call for moratorium on executions for drugs offences

Singapore must implement an immediate moratorium on executions for drug offences, UN human rights experts said on Friday, in a statement condemning the recent hanging of a 64-year-old man for…

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Media, War and Conflict | July 29, 2022

The Kosovo war and the Washington Post: Bombings and alignments

Media, War &Conflict, Ahead of Print. This article explores the alignments on the Kosovo war during the spring of 1999 in the Washington Post newspaper. How did the Washington Post…

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French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) | July 29, 2022

Luttes d'influences sur le terrain africain

Langue Français L'Ifri dans les médiasSurfant sur une vague pro-russe diffuse en Afrique, le chef de la diplomatie russe Sergueï Lavrov réaffirme le soutien économique, politique et militaire de la…

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French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) | July 29, 2022

RDC : quatre questions sur les heurts qui éclatent depuis lundi dans l’est du pays

Langue Français L'Ifri dans les médiasPourquoi les violences ont-elles éclaté ?   L’élément déclencheur est un discours du président du Sénat congolais, en meeting à Goma le 15 juillet, où…

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European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) | July 29, 2022

Winter is coming: Europe’s energy transition and the war in Ukraine

As blistering heatwaves and raging forest fires sweep across Europe, climate change is once again back on the agenda. But Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the consequent reduction in energy…

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Observer Research Foundation (ORF) | July 29, 2022

Fast-Tracking the Flight of India’s Drone Industry

Introduction The Drone Rules (New Rules) 2021 defines drones as “an aircraft that can operate autonomously or can be operated remotely without a pilot on board.”[1] Drones, also known as…

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