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Hunger is the Deadliest Weapon of War  

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

The Unites States must address hunger as an essential element of military and foreign policy, former World Food Programme head Ertharin Cousin explains to host Brian Hanson.

A malnourished girl receives food aid in Yemen
REUTERS
Food and Agriculture

Iran May be Biden’s First Foreign Policy Challenge

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

The United States' strategy towards Iran must include more than just returning to the Iran nuclear agreement, our Deep Dish guests argue.

Supreme leader display seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

The Arab World Reacts to The Abraham Accords

BLOG
Running Numbers by Renee Perper

The Abraham Accords didn't provoke a reaction among many Arab states. Why?

Israeli flag with landscape in the background
Cole Keister
Defense and Security

The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Author and former White House Middle East advisor and expert Philip Gordon joins Deep Dish to explain regime change in Middle East policy.

A statue of Saddam Hussein falling off its pedestal with a person in a military uniform watching.
Reuters
Defense and Security

Our New Gordian Knot

BLOG
Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow examines the question of how to conquer global hunger and malnutrition while also saving the planet from the strain on our environment, biodiversity, and health.

View of fields in Ethiopia
Rod Waddington
Food and Agriculture

Working Together to Improve Small Scale Poultry Production and Tackle Food Insecurity in Tanzania and Ghana

BLOG
Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

This blog is about developing a genetic platform for selective breeding of African indigenous chickens to improve small scale poultry production, tackling tackle food insecurity in Tanzania and Ghana.

Team members at Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry
UC Davis
Food and Agriculture

Who Stands to Gain from the Abraham Accords?

BLOG
Running Numbers by Charlie Rahr

Israelis and Palestinians sharply disagree over the benefits of Israel's agreement with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

The first direct El-Al flight to the United Arab Emirates departs Ben Gurion Airport, August 31, 2020.
Matt Stern
Public Opinion

Can Lebanon Overcome Corruption and Crisis?

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Maha Yahya and Emile Hokayem describe political corruption and financial crisis in Lebanon and how a system built on sectarian politics could be rebuilt.

Image of the explosion in Lebanon.
Reuters
Global Cities

Annexation and Beyond, Israel's Evolving Foreign Policy

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Jonathan Schachter and Tamara Cofman Wittes examine how Israel's foreign policy has changed and how its relationships will shape the future.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz wearing masks.
Reuters
Defense and Security

US-Iran Tensions Escalate Amid COVID-19

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Brookings' Suzanne Maloney and the German Marshall Fund's Ariane Tabatabai join Deep Dish to examine tensions between the United States and Iran and the future of the US-Iran standoff.

Iranian ships harass US Navy
Reuters
COVID-19