Cybersecurity has made the World Telecommunication Development Conference another political battleground for digital policy, threatening to sideline the very real problems that developing countries need to solve.
World powers continue to punish North Korea with economic sanctions, but problems persist with enforcement, and it's unclear if they'll be enough to pressure Pyongyang back into denuclearization talks.
For now, Russia is able to achieve many of its foreign policy goals despite the limitations of its economy, but that will not last forever. The United States should prepare to seize future opportunities for a more constructive relationship.
Seventeen years after the passage of the first United Nations Security Council resolution to acknowledge that women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution and their protection from violence advance global security, progress is uneven. New research from the Council on Foreign Relations finds that women still represent fewer than 5 percent of signatories to peace agreements and 8 percent of negotiators, and only 3 percent of UN military peacekeepers and 10 percent of UN police personnel are women. Here are some of the latest efforts to increase women’s participation in peace and security and improve their protection.