The next several years will likely hold continued violence and instability for the Middle East, where the "Arab Spring" largely failed to produce lasting improvements; these issues are beyond Washington's capacity to resolve.
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece to mark World Refugee Day is authored by Mandana Hendessi, Women for Women International’s Syria Response and Iraq Director based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Iran’s Islamic revolution, which brought Shias to power in 1979, and the Sunni backlash have fueled a competition for regional dominance. This timeline highlights Sunni-Shia tensions in recent decades.
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, covering June 3 to June 10, was compiled with support from Becky Allen and Anne Connell.