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  • Iran at Saban

    Iran@Saban Headlines

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks to journalists during a news conference in New York (REUTERS/Adrees Latif).

    Political opposition website provides their explanation for the “Black Thursday” attack on political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison; President Rouhani addresses National Army Day, and figures suggest 11 people a day commit suicide in Iran.

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  • Africa in Focus

    Africa in the News: Remittances in Africa Are “Super-Taxed,” South Sudan Conflict Escalates, and Attacks in Nigeria Affect Hundreds

    Bomb experts search for evidences in front of buses at a bomb blast scene at Nyanyan in Abuja

    In this week's Africa in the News, Jane Olin-Ammentorp recaps the latest news stories, including ODI's new report on excess money transfer fees in Africa; the escalating conflict in South Sudan; and Nigeria's bombing and kidnapping tragedies.  Read More

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  • Brookings Now

    Ukraine Should not Dominate Obama's Trip to Asia

    U.S. President Barack Obama passes in front of ASEAN members flags as he arrives for the Plenary session of the 21st ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and East Asia summits in Phnom Penh, November 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

    "Ukraine may be on everyone's mind, but it should not dominate … the agenda that President Obama discusses on the [Asia] trip" next week, said Jonathan Pollack during an event today on how the Ukraine/Crimea crisis may affect U.S. response to other international crises in the future—particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Pollack, a senior fellow with Brookings's John L. Thornton China Center and Center for East Asia Policy Studies, was joined by Senior Fellows Kenneth Lieberthal, Michael O'Hanlon and Steven Pifer in a discussion moderated by Visiting Fellow Jeremy Shapiro, who observed that the United States is a "uniquely a global power. And one of the ways in which our world is interconnected is through the medium of U.S. global power," adding that "how the U.S. reacts in one region—where resources are drawn, what lessons are drawn about U.S. credibility in one place—has important effects in the other."  Read More

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  • Brookings Now

    Brookings Scholars on the Crisis in #Ukraine, 4/18/14

    People attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)

    Brookings experts continue to offer commentary and recommendations on the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.  Read More

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  • Brookings Now

    Brookings Today, 4/18/14

    Brookings Today

    A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.  Read More

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  • Up Front

    Procurement: Delivering Development Outcomes

    A vendor weighs potatoes for a customer at a vegetable wholesale market along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi

    In this video presentation, Jeffrey Gutman challenges the procurement community to focus on the real outcomes of the whole procurement process and not just on compliance with the process steps for bid and award.  Read More

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  • Africa in Focus

    Women and Mobile Technology

    A Kenyan farmer sends a text message to enquire about the latest maize prices from her maize fields in Thigio 35km (22 miles) from the capital Nairobi

    Fenohasina Maret-Rakotondrazaka examines ways in which technology is providing new opportunities for women, particularly in Africa where mobile phones have revolutionized access to banking in rural areas.  Read More

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  • TechTank

    Forecasting Mobile Data Traffic Growth

    Mobile Phone Store China

    Mobile data traffic has exploded around the world as tablets, smartphones, and cellphones have proliferated to every corner of the globe.  Cisco's VNI Forecast has dropped its mobile growth projections each year.  If a trend this could have important implications for infrastructure development, private investment, and spectrum policy.  Read More

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  • Brookings Now

    10 Facts about America's EITC-eligible Tax Filers

    National Profile of the EITC-eligible population, 2012.

    Researchers from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program have released new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) data from the IRS on federal individual income tax filers. The interactive data are available for all ZIP codes, cities, counties, metropolitan areas, states, state legislative districts, and congressional districts in the U.S. Users can also find new MetroTax model estimates of the EITC-eligible population in 2012 based on the latest American Community Survey data.  Read More

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  • TechTank

    Trace Your Genetic Ancestry Through National Geographic’s Genographic Project

    An examiner demonstrates the process of analyzing a genetically modified wheat sample, during a photo call at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in Seoul May 31, 2013. South Korean millers said on Friday they would suspend imports of U.S. wheat until the results of tests by the Asian nation's government on whether shipments have been tainted by an unapproved genetically modified strain of the crop. U.S. officials have been racing to quell alarm following news that the strain, developed by biotech giant Monsanto Co, was found in an Oregon field late last month.

    Ever wonder where you came from? Now with the help of National Geographic’s Genographic Project, you can find out.  Darrell West describes what he learned about his genetic lineage.  Read More

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