Gayle Tzemach Lemmon highlights actress Emma Watson's speech on feminism at the United Nations. While she extols the importance of celebrity power in popularizing women's rights issues, she calls for increased action to create "visible, on-the-ground gains in the lives of ordinary women and men."
Despite headlines about cruel acts of violence and discrimination against women, Isobel Coleman discusses the changing status of women and girls and argues that women and girls have made significant and undeniable gains over the past few decades.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon examines "hashtag activism" and social media reactions to recent occurences of violence against women for CNN Opinion.
Isobel Coleman discusses the effects of Iraq's Jaafari Personal Status Law, highlighting how the law could erode women's rights and exacerbate sectarian tensions in the country.
Peter Orszag proposes a tax deduction for secondary earners that he argues will bolster incentives for them to find work.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon compares the number of women in tech start-ups in the Arab world to that of other regions.
On the International Day of the Girl, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon revisits statistics surrounding child marriage in 2013.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's role in advancing women's rights on the U.S. foreign policy agenda.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon examines women's rights in Afghanistan.
In a Room for Debate blog post for the New York Times, Isobel Coleman discusses Hillary Clinton's legacy as former secretary of state
After former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's speech on April 5, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon observes, "the Clinton megaphone no longer requires a Washington translator."
Women have made strides in Afghanistan since 2001, but huge issues still remain. While the United States focuses on withdrawal, Afghan women are still in the fight and will be long after 2014, says Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
In the wake of the Petraeus scandal, Julia E. Sweig says her heroine of the moment is Carrie Mathison, heroine of the TV show Homeland who works in a profession where mainly men write the rules of the game.
Pir Zubair Shah says the attack on Malala, the Pakistani girl gunned down by the Taliban, proves the Taliban's resilience and shows the uphill task of fighting them without a firm plan in place.
Freida Pinto and Isobel Coleman say that efforts like International Day of the Girl have helped girls make significant progress in recent years, but more resources, leadership and long-term commitments are still needed to close persistent gender gaps and improve the rights and well-being of millions of girls around the world.
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's private decision to embrace new motherhood while scaling new professional heights should be respected, and not judged.
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Michael W. Hodin argues that President Obama missed an opportunity at the G20 meeting to show the world how the lessons from America's women's movement can solve the world's growing economic woes.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses a recent study on sexism that reveals that men may be subconsciously looking at women through the lenses of their own marriages.
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that in the wake of recent poisonings in Afghan schools, safety in girls' education is a priority for Afghanistan's future.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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