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January 3, 2018

North Korea
A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea. What to Know About the Sanctions on North Korea

North Korea continues to endure economic sanctions, suggesting that enforcement has not been strong enough to pressure Pyongyang into negotiations on its nuclear program.

November 28, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
women protest argentina Eliminating Violence Against Women

This week marks the United Nations' Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, when the United Nations, partner organizations, and governments around the world galvanize attention to gen…

November 17, 2017

Defense Technology
A Royal Marine poses for photographers with the Unmanned Vehicle Robot, Testudo, at the launch of the Defense Technology Plan in London on February 26, 2009. Can Civil Society Succeed In Its Quest to Ban ‘Killer Robots’?

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and Kyle Evanoff, research associate, international economics and U…

October 12, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017. Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

September 7, 2017

Corruption
How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The United States is one of the primary facilitators of anonymous shell companies, which are often used to fund terrorism and crime that threaten U.S. interests.

September 13, 2017

Corruption
Mossack Fonseca law firm sign is pictured in Panama City, April 4, 2016 Corruption Brief Series: How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The latest paper in the Corruption Brief series from the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy program at the Council on Foreign Relations was published this month. In the brief, Dr. Jodi Vittori, se…

August 3, 2017

Immigration and Migration
Stephen Miller Discusses U.S. Immigration Policy Reuters 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…

July 27, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Maize-Drought-Election Drought and the Kenyan Elections

The very tight race between Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party and Raila Odinga and the National Super Alliance (NASA) reflects growing food insecurity that, in turn, is the product of drought, whi…

July 6, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Trump in Poland Trump in Warsaw: Introducing “Nationalist Internationalism”

In his major speech in Poland today, President Donald J. Trump pledged that the United States will work with its allies to defend “Western civilization” from “dire threats to our security and way of …

May 4, 2017

United States
Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters) Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…