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A U.S. Army soldier walks toward Afghan women with children. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Anticipating Instability: The Untapped Potential of Women, Peace, and Security

This post was authored by Valerie M. Hudson, a University Distinguished Professor in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and Brenda Oppermann, an associate professor in the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College. Read More

Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking’s Hidden Toll
In Foreign Affairs, Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein write that the global scourge is worse than a crime—it is a systemic threat.
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking is a National Security Threat
In the first-ever Council Special Report on human trafficking, Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein argue that trafficking is an urgent matter of national security, economic growth, and sustainable development.
Race and Ethnicity
The Color of COVID After Biden's First 100 Days
A stronger economy can be achieved by placing women, especially women of color, at the center of legislative framework.
  • Afghanistan
    How We Ensure Afghan Women’s Equal Rights: A Negotiator’s Perspective
    This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations' blog series on women's leadership in peacebuilding and non-violent movements, in which CFR fellows, scholars, and practitioners highlight new security strategies. This post was authored by Habiba Sarabi, a member of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan negotiations team engaged in peace talks with the Taliban.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    How to Create a Breakthrough in the Fight Against Modern Slavery? Invest in the Economic Agency of Women and Girls
    This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to cur…
  • Women and Women's Rights
    What the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Showing Us About the Global Learning Crisis
    This post was authored by Population Council's Nicole Haberland and Timothy Abuya. Progress in girls’ education has been faltering for years. For decades, the global education system has not been …
  • Human Trafficking
    Spotlight on Brazil: What Works to Address Modern Slavery
    This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to cur…
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Gendered Disinformation, Democracy, and the Need for a New Digital Social Contract
    This post was coauthored by Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and former U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues, and Lucina Di Meco, cof…
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Representation for Afghan Women
    Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers April 17 to April 30.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Generation Equality Forum Kicks Off in Mexico City
    Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers April 10 to April 16.