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October 1, 2009

Americas
Podcast: Regional Diplomacy on the Honduran Crisis

The de facto leader of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, declared a state of emergency on Monday, September 28, the latest in the political crisis that began with the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya i…

December 13, 2017

Global
Ten Silver Linings in 2017

In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and poverty to improving women’s rights.

Lebanon Women's Rights

February 15, 2017

Cybersecurity
A Fancy Bear Finds Its Way Into the Middle Kingdom

Lorand Laskai, research assistant in the Asia studies program, and Alex Grigsby, assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program, contributed to this post. Earlier this week, Chine…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Russia Bear

February 15, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Women Are Critical to Counterterrorism

President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend refugee admissions to the United States and block the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has been criticized as a violation of longstanding U.S. …

The first all-female unit of United Nations peacekeepers stand at attention as they arrive in Monrovia

August 20, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram’s Deadly Impact

A new compilation of data gives insight into the African Islamist insurgency’s reach, tactics, and evolution. It reveals a far higher victim count than previous estimates.

Boko Haram Nigeria Rann IDP Camp

May 12, 2017

Chile
Making Chile Great Again

In my piece published this week on Foreignaffairs.com, I reflect on the end to Chile’s exceptionalism and why, after three decades of democratic growth, protests now envelop the country. I argue that…

The words on the Chilean flag reads, "No more profit in the pension system"

June 30, 2017

South China Sea
The False Choice of War or Accommodation in the South China Sea

I appreciate Hugh White taking the time to critique my essay in the current edition of Foreign Affairs, which recommends a course correction in US strategy to deter and, if necessary, deny Chinese co…

The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer sails alongside South Korean multirole guided-missile destroyer Wang Geon during a bilateral exercise in the western Pacific Ocean. April 25, 2017.

November 1, 2018

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s Populism Is Different but Also Dangerous

The region’s fast-growing but fragile democracies have been susceptible to strongmen and autocratic-leaning populists in recent years, propelled by concerns over inequality, crime, and dysfunctional …

Dondi Tawatao/Reuters

July 11, 2017

Gender
Violence Against Female Politicians

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Hilary Matfess,…

Iranian women vote

August 3, 2017

Immigration and Migration
The RAISE Act Won't Raise Wages for Americans

In his successful election campaign last year, Donald Trump tapped into a genuine and serious set of concerns among many Americans about the impacts of both trade and immigration on their economic we…

Stephen Miller Discusses U.S. Immigration Policy Reuters