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December 28, 2018

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2018

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2018 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

Kofi Annan addresses a news conference UN headquarters in New York, 1997. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen.

December 20, 2018

United States
The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $15 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

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December 5, 2018

Media
Redefining Political Journalism in the Digital Age

Panelists discuss how reporting on politics and the U.S. president has changed with the internet, social media, and smartphones, as well as the new ways in which Americans receive their daily foreign…

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December 5, 2018

Iran
How Women’s Small Acts of Resistance Threaten the Iranian Government

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

Women wait for a bus in central Tehran, Iran.

November 9, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Gender Bias Inside the Digital Revolution: Human Rights and Women's Rights Online

As the world moves deeper into the digital age, international organizations, businesses, and governments grapple with questions about how technology challenges and reinforces biases. Dr. Safiya Noble…

Podcast Youths browse the internet inside the venue of the launch of Google free wifi project in Nigeria July 26, 2018.

November 6, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Investing in Equality: How the Private Sector Benefits From Women’s Financial Inclusion

Today, close to one billion women worldwide are unbanked, which offers a significant market opportunity for financial service providers. Salie Mlay, Dr. Tosan Oruwariye, and Dr. Dolores Torres join u…

Podcast Women count Indian rupee banknotes before depositing them at a bank in Chandigarh, India. November 10, 2016.

November 2, 2018

United States
A Conversation With Kirstjen Nielsen

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen discusses solutions for safeguarding U.S. elections and enhancing cybersecurity ahead of the November midterm elections.

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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 …

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November 1, 2018

Elections and Voting
The U.S. Holds High-Stakes Midterm Elections, and Iran Faces New Sanctions

The United States goes to the polls in a tense midterm election, and Iran faces the consequences of new oil sanctions. Carla Anne Robbins sits in for Jim Lindsay. 

Podcast A woman arrives at a polling station as the early voting for midterm elections started in Texas, October 22, 2018.