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Derek Davison
Your own Presidential Daily Brief, and plenty more beyond that.
Created 28 Feb 2019
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  • World roundup: August 3 2021
    04 Aug 2021about 20 hours ago • 12 min read • 16 0
    This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: Subscribe now Programming note for subscribers: there likely will not be a r...
  • Foreign Policy Jobs/Internships/Volunteer opportunities: July 2021
    03 Aug 20211 day ago • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Derek here. Hello and welcome to our monthly listing of available gigs in the foreign policy arena. We’re a couple of days late this month and I apologize for that, but better late than never right? T...
  • World roundup: August 2 2021
    03 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 0
    INTERNATIONAL As of this writing, Worldometer’s coronavirus figures show 199,560,172 total cases of COVID-19 worldwide to date, with 4,247,979 reported COVID fatalities. According to the New York Time...
  • Ask Derek Anything for August 2-8, 2021
    02 Aug 2021 2 4
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  • World roundup: July 31-August 1 2021
    02 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 18 0
    This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: Subscribe now THESE DAYS IN HISTORY July 30, 1419: The first of the three De...
  • Today (?) in Central Asian history: the Battle of Talas (751)
    31 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    If you’re interested in history and foreign affairs, Foreign Exchanges is the newsletter for you! Sign up for free today for regular updates on international news and US foreign policy, delivered stra...
  • The Week in Review: July 24-30, 2021
    31 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 2
    Welcome back to your Week in Review! This week, Iran’s Supreme Leader signaled impatience with American nuclear deal negotiators. Tunisia found itself facing a new politics crisis. Lebanon got a new P...
  • World roundup: July 30 2021
    31 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 0
    INTERNATIONAL As of this writing, Worldometer’s coronavirus figures show 198,010,967 total cases of COVID-19 worldwide to date, with 4,224,124 reported COVID fatalities. According to the New York Time...
  • Al-Mansur and the Founding of Baghdad
    30 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    We’re back with a subscriber-only episode in which we cover the rise of the Abbasid dynasty and the founding of its capital city, Baghdad, whose first foundations were laid on July 30, 762. I did a ve...
  • World roundup: July 29 2021
    30 Jul 2021 • 11 min read • 14 0
    This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: Subscribe now THESE DAYS IN HISTORY July 28, 1821: After entering Lima a few...