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World Review: Europe Mulls Oil Ban, Russia's Victory Day, and US-Saudi Relations

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World Review

Kim Ghattas, Bobby Ghosh, and Nahal Toosi join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

victory day practice in Russia
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Amplifying Women's Rights in Afghanistan

PAST EVENT VIDEO
Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

As the Taliban crackdown on women’s rights continues, an expert panel discusses how the global community can support Afghan women and girls.

An Afghan woman walks on the street during a snowfall in Kabul
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Commentary & Analysis

In Somalia, Business as Usual Is Bad for US Interests

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“America’s Somalia policy is obsessed with containing al-Shabab […] in the name of security,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Reuters
Defense and Security

US Public Views Saudi Relationship as One of Necessity

BLOG
Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While government officials reaffirm the importance of the US-Saudi relationship, the American public expresses generally chilly feelings towards Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Reuters
Public Opinion

Research

As Nuclear Clock Ticks, US Public Prefers Diplomacy with Iran

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While the public would prefer diplomacy with Iran, they are not taking more aggressive options off the table.

World leaders gather at a table in Vienna for talks to resume the JCPOA.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Split on Military Aid to Israel, Say Political Status Quo Unacceptable

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Ahead of Prime Minister Bennett's first visit to Washington, Council data show partisan divides on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, support for a Palestinian state, and more.

Israel Prime Minister Bennett
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Public Opinion

Experts

Saeid Golkar 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Iran Policy
Council expert Saeid Golkar

Sibel Oktay 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
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