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Timothy Frye in front of a map of Russia
On March 18, Russians voted for president. The way that Vladimir Putin won the election will play a role in shaping Russia’s future.
black and white photo of two native american women

"Norma" told photographer Daniel Jack Lyons, "In the street there has been a lot of crime that has happened to us. Once my daughter and I went out and three boys attacked us, so one feels panic, fear because you think you are safe but you don't know what may happen to you in the street."

Stark, black-and-white photographs by Daniel Jack Lyons (MPH’12) are on view in Low Library’s rotunda in an exhibition entitled Speaking to Peace: Portraits from Maputo and New York City that ca

Steve Coll with his elbows on a desk talking to people across from him.

Photo by Piotr Redlinski

In addition to his day job as dean of Columbia Journalism School, Steve Coll is a writer for The New Yorker and the author of five books.

Richard Nephew in a light blue button-down shirt and purple tie

The Iran nuclear deal is safe-for now. On Jan. 12, the Trump Administration continued the waiver of sanctions that, if imposed, could have killed the agreement.

Mark Mazower

Professor Mark Mazower, founding director of Columbia's Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

What knowledge is most important now? How can we best pursue it? Is the university’s intellectual structure properly aligned with this endeavor?

Charles Armstrong stands in front of a statue in North Korea.

Photo Courtesy of Charles Armstrong

North Korea has accelerated its weapons-testing program, which includes intercontinental ballistic missiles that have the potential to reach U.S. territory.
Safwan Masri in a navy blue jacket, tie and white shirt.

In 2011, Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution inspired the Arab Spring, a wave of protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa that held the promise of a new political future for the region.

In his 2014 book, Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama, Stephen Sestanovich argued that since World War II U.S. policy makers have alternated between overdoing it and “underdoing” it.
Christopher Sabatini
Christopher Sabatini has worked on and in Cuba since 1997 and consulted with White House advisors on policy change toward Cuba.
Lorna Hale
When Lorna Hale was in seventh grade, she and her parents decided that she wouldn’t go to the local school in Bremond, Texas, population 918, where they had their family farm and Hale did livestock exhibition, training animals to pose and walk in front of judges.

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