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February 8, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Hamas’ Leaders

As Hamas prepares to take over the government of the Palestinian Authority, CFR.org profiles some of its most prominent leaders.

March 17, 2006

United States
Soft Power: Democracy-Promotion and U.S. NGOs

The U.S. government has several channels for promoting democracy, but a plethora of independent U.S. organizations with that same mandate also exist, with varying degrees of financial dependency on t…

May 19, 2006

Elections and Voting
Cyprus’ Elections

Cyprus’ parliamentary elections are the first since the 2004 referendum on Kofi Annan’s plan for reunification was voted down, and the first since the country’s accession to the EU that same year. Th…

March 27, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Prosecuting Terrorists after September 11

The prosecution of alleged terrorists in U.S. civilian criminal courts and in new military tribunals has been fraught with controversy. U.S. federal courts have gradually asserted their role in the m…

April 6, 2006

Italy
Italy Election Preview

Italians will head to the polls for parliamentary elections on April 9 and 10 to determine whether Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi or challenger Romano Prodi and his center-left coalition wi…

December 13, 2017

Global
Lebanon Women's Rights 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.

June 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Omayma al Hushan, 14, who launched an initiative against child marriage among Syrian refugees, speaks at a school in Al Zaatari refugee camp. A Decrease in Child Marriage is Good for Everyone

New data from UNICEF indicates that 25 million child marriages were averted over the last decade, proving that child marriage is not an intractable problem. Despite good news, progress has been uneve…

June 1, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women wear bows at a manifestation in Stockholm, Sweden April, 2018. Women This Week: Codifying Consent

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 May 26 to June 1, was compiled with suppo…

May 25, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Saudi woman sits in a car during a driving training at a university in Jeddah. Women This Week: Seized in Saudi

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 May 19 to May 25, was compiled with suppo…

May 18, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
U.N. Secretary general Antonio Guterres listens to women leaders in Kenya. Women This Week: Parity at the UN

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 May 12 to May 18, was compiled with suppo…