Mary Crane

Editorial Coordinator

Mary Crane left cfr.org in March 2006. Prior to her departure she was editorial coordinator for cfr.org, helping to produce and edit the website’s daily news coverage and writing backgrounders. Prior to her work at the CFR, Mary was assistant editor for New York University’s Center for War, Peace, and the News Media’s news site, globalbeat.org. She has also worked at the Economist, coordinating the magazine’s executive conferences, and as communications officer for the London-based Association of Commonwealth Universities. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in politics from New York University.

Top Stories on CFR

International Organizations

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Qatar, and billions of fans worldwide are tuning in to the world’s most popular live event. And yet as in years past, the Qatar Cup is transpiring under the shadow of controversy.

Middle East and North Africa

The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for reform.

COVID-19

Government leaders are optimistic that COVID-19 is becoming endemic, meaning more predictable and manageable. But many scientists say it’s too soon to behave like the pandemic is over.