Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses the killing of twenty-seven-year-old Farkhunda, an Afghan woman accused of burning pages of the Quran, and the public outcry that followed her death.
Following Malala Yousafzai’s acceptance of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writes about why governments, international organizations, and nonprofits should act now to extend girls’ access to education globally.
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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Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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