Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's book, Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, transports readers into the little-known world of the Cultural Support Teams in Afganistan, a community of fierce women bound together by valor, danger, and the desire to serve.
Catherine Powell argues that the advances made by Afghan women since the 2001 U.S.-led intervention remain fragile. She recommends that the United States bolster gender equality before the drawdown is complete and continue working with Afghanistan to maintain these gains in the future.
Women Around the World, a blog from the Women and Foreign Policy program, examines the relationship between the advancement of women and U.S. foreign policy interests, including prosperity and stability.
The pervasive practice of child marriage is stirring concern among U.S. foreign policymakers because it threatens to undermine U.S. interests in development, prosperity, and stability, says CFR's Rachel Vogelstein.
CFR's Women and Foreign Policy (WFP) program works with leading scholars to bring the status of women firmly into the mainstream foreign policy debate and analyze how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives.