Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative

Latest Blog Posts


Book Pathways to Freedom

Pathways to Freedom

by John Campbell, Grzegorz Ekiert, Joshua Kurlantzick, Shannon K. O'Neil, Carlos Pio, George Soroka, Jan Teorell, and Andrew Wilson

With concise historical analysis and forward-looking prescriptions, Pathways to Freedom offers an authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help.

Other Report Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage

by Rachel B. Vogelstein

Ending child marriage is not only a moral imperative—it is a strategic imperative that will further critical U.S. foreign policy interests in development, prosperity, stability, and the rule of law.

Other Report Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Maternal Health in Afghanistan

by Isobel Coleman and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Investment in maternal health in Afghanistan provides a cost-effective way to promote strategic U.S. foreign policy objectives. As part of a responsible drawdown, the United States should continue its commitments to improving maternal health programs.

Book Paradise Beneath Her Feet

Paradise Beneath Her Feet

by Isobel Coleman

Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men are fighting back with progressive interpretations of Islam to support women's rights in a growing movement of Islamic feminism.

Other Report Family Planning and U.S. Foreign Policy

Family Planning and U.S. Foreign Policy

by Isobel Coleman and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Investment in voluntary international family planning is one of the most cost-effective ways to strengthen critical U.S. foreign policy objectives, including improving global health, promoting economic development, stabilizing fragile states, and encouraging environmental sustainability.

CSMD Experts

See other CFR Experts

Subscribe to the Women and Foreign Policy Update

Receive analysis on the role of women in foreign policy and economic development, from CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program.

Latest Posts from CFR Bloggers