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On October 26, Tunisians head to the polls to elect a parliament amid frustration and uncertainty in the transitioning country's stability. Fear and distrust of political elites, a sluggish economy, high unemployment, and deteriorating security have tempered electoral enthusiasm, raising prospects for low voter turnout. Parliamentary elections, the first since the adoption of the new constitution, are one of several steps that will determine the legitimacy of the new government and its ability to guide the country toward genuine political and economic stability.

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The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, US Embassy Islamabad, and Meridian International Center are pleased to announce the 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) Fellows.  This fellowship supports and empowers the next generation of Pakistan’s civil society leaders by creating a sustainable forum of collaboration. 

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On November 28, nearly four years after the Arab Spring swept across much of North Africa and the Middle East, Tunisians will go to the polls to elect their first president since the adoption of a new constitution.

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Bloomberg quotes Adrienne Arsht Center Director Peter Schechter on what a win by Brazilian presidential candidate Aecio Neves would mean for the country: 

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The Atlantic Council has named Brian Mefford, a Kyiv-based business and political consultant with more than fifteen years of experience in Eastern Europe, as a nonresident senior fellow in its Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. Mefford will join the Council’s growing team supporting its Ukraine-in-Europe Initiative. A long-time observer of Ukrainian politics, Mefford will bolster the Council’s analysis of domestic Ukrainian politics.

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Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Techonology and National Security Jamie Metzl writes for US News and World Report on the national security implications of the genetics revolution:

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The Los Angeles Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on how Nigeria and Senegal handled the Ebola threat:

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Brent Scowcroft Director Associate Director Simona Kordosova joins Euronews to discuss US pressure on Hungary over its alleged corruption: 

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Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham writes for the Hill on how West African countries like Senegal and Nigeria reacted quickly to the Ebola threat:

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Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security Jamie Metzl joins Sirius XM's The Morning Brief with Tim Farley to discuss the revolution in DNA science and what to do about it: 

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