Articles

Academic articles by CFR fellows and experts.

Pakistan's Nuclear Past as Prologue

Author: Frank G. Klotz
Frank Klotz explores the role of history in the Pakistani nuclear program and the challenges for the future in his review of Feroz Hassan Khan's recently released Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb.

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Challenges to Women’s Security in the MENA Region

Author: Isobel Coleman
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

In response to systemic sexual assaults on women in Egypt, activists have initiated well-organized campaigns to protect women's right to participate in the political sphere and to move in public spaces without fear for their personal safety. Isobel Coleman warns that politically motivated violence against women has still not crested.

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Is Religion Good for Women?

Author: Isobel Coleman
Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Isobel Coleman writes that increasingly, women's rights activists in some of the most religiously conservative communities recognize that they ignore religion at their peril and that they are using religious arguments to generate support – among men and women – for an expansion of female educational, social, economic, and political opportunities.

Lee Kuan Yew, Grand Master of Asia

Authors: Robert D. Blackwill and Graham T. Allison
National Interest

Graham T. Allison and Robert D. Blackwill, co-authors of Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World, contend, "For navigating in the buzzing, booming confusion of international affairs today, the strategic grand master is a source of wise coordinates."