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Thomas Zeitzoff, assistant professor of public affairs, co-authored an article for the Washington Post on July 16 discussing his research that looked at the effect of terrorism on Israeli elections from 2003 to 2009.

Eric Hershberg, director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, was interviewed by Bloomberg News on July 16 for an article highlighting the overwhelming difficulties Central American countries are facing in light of the recent immigration crisis.

Joseph Young, professor of justice, law and criminology, co-authored an article for the Washington Post on July 14 discussing critiques and ways to improve the annual Fragile States Index, the most recent of which was just released, to make it a more useful tool.

A July 10 article from Wall St. Cheat Sheet about the need for more female members in Congress cited a 2010 analysis conducted by Richard Fox and the Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, discussed building a new performance culture across the federal government with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on July 9.

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