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Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

A topic that has been in the news a lot recently is the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent takeover of the country by the Taliban, which is creating a humanitarian crisis for hundreds of thousands of people still trapped in Afghanistan. The U.S. relied on the support of Afghans for its military operation… Continue reading Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

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Comm(Unity) Weekly: A Farewell & Welcome

MAY 17, 2020 In our final edition of Comm(Unity), we say farewell to our weekly Comm(Unity) newsletter and welcome a new chapter. This newsletter began to combat the preliminary isolation (and boredom!) of quarantine. As our country begins to open up, we are happy to share upcoming programming, exciting initiatives and additional ways to engage… Continue reading Comm(Unity) Weekly: A Farewell & Welcome

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Comm(Unity) Weekly: The Storm Before the Calm

APRIL 26, 2020 In this edition of Comm(Unity), we explore what the future of Afghanistan might hold. We also highlight Anthony Bourdain’s final book and feature a very Oscar-worthy cartoon. Weekly Episode On our latest episode — Shahmahmood Miakhel, Designated Ambassador of Afghanistan to Qatar and Afghanistan’s former First Deputy and Acting Minister of Defense,… Continue reading Comm(Unity) Weekly: The Storm Before the Calm

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Bee Trapped Inside the Window: Recap & Review

The play Bee Trapped Inside the Window is a true testament to how one can raise awareness about human trafficking through art. Written as intercut interior monologues sliding into dialogue, the play follows Mia’s coming-of-age story over the course of 15 years through her relationships with her mom and her neighbor, while offering a window… Continue reading Bee Trapped Inside the Window: Recap & Review

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Comm(Unity) Weekly: Suez Canal and Fragility of Global Shipping

APRIL 12, 2020 In this edition of Comm(Unity), we share our conversation on global shipping, explore why the Arctic matters so much and applaud the recent unearthing of an ancient Egyptian city. Weekly Episode On our latest episode — Elisabeth Braw, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins the Council to discuss the fragility of the… Continue reading Comm(Unity) Weekly: Suez Canal and Fragility of Global Shipping

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Comm(Unity) Weekly: China’s Digital Currency

APRIL 5, 2020 In this edition of Comm(Unity), we share our conversation on China’s digital currency, observe what the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict teaches the military about drones and interview our Education Assistant this Spring, Hailey! Weekly Episode On our latest episode — Yaya J. Fanusie, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, sits down… Continue reading Comm(Unity) Weekly: China’s Digital Currency

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The Domestic Extremist Threat: Recap & Review

Domestic homegrown terrorism is on the rise as of late. In the United States, Americans have been wondering— what are the roots of this homegrown violence?  On Wednesday, March 11th, the Council spoke with Seamus Hughes, Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, about the threat of domestic terrorism. Hughes is… Continue reading The Domestic Extremist Threat: Recap & Review

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Comm(Unity) Weekly: New Young Professionals Series!

MARCH 29, 2020 In this edition of Comm(Unity), we announce a new Young Professionals series! We also look at spirituality around the world and comment on the high-demand, exclusive nature of vaccines in this week’s cartoon. Announcing: Young Professionals Series Calling all Young Professionals — The Council is excited to announce a series of upcoming Young Professionals… Continue reading Comm(Unity) Weekly: New Young Professionals Series!

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Comm(Unity) Weekly: Ireland-U.S. Economic Partnership

MARCH 22, 2020 In this edition of Comm(Unity), we share our conversation on U.S.-Ireland economic and trade relations. We also look at how the Amazon rainforest impacts foreign policy and reflect on a year in lockdown. Weekly Episode On our latest episode — Harry Lester, Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Ireland, celebrates Saint Patrick’s… Continue reading Comm(Unity) Weekly: Ireland-U.S. Economic Partnership

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Comm(Unity) Weekly: Myanmar Coup & Threats to Democracy

MARCH 15, 2020 In this edition of Comm(Unity), we share our conversation on Myanmar with Ambassador Derek Mitchell, examine the declining market for secrets, and see how a cellist spreads joy in quarantine. Weekly Episode On our latest episode — Ambassador Derek Mitchell, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar from 2012-2016 and President… Continue reading Comm(Unity) Weekly: Myanmar Coup & Threats to Democracy