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May 17, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Anne-Marie Slaughter at fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

I recently hosted a CFR roundtable with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive officer of New America to discuss, among other topics, her new book The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies …

August 15, 2018

Disasters
Loren Elliott/Reuters U.S. Disaster Relief at Home and Abroad

The U.S. government responds to scores of disasters each year, coordinating closely with state, local, and foreign partners. However, more frequent and severe storms, fires, and floods are straining …

July 26, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Teaching Notes for Preventive Engagement by Paul B. Stares Preventive Engagement

Teaching Notes for Preventive Engagement, written by CFR Senior Fellow Paul Stares, in which he provides a comprehensive blueprint for how the United States can manage a more turbulent world.

June 28, 2018

United States
summer reading 2018 What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, joined us for the…

April 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate

Mitt Romney shakes hands after speaking to an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) The United States …

November 2, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Women’s Participation in Peace Processes Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

Peace negotiators often overlook a proven strategy to reduce conflict and advance stability: include women.

February 22, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
anne heyman rwanda picture agahozo shalom Emerging Voices: Anne Heyman on Making Development Projects Sustainable

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Anne Heyman, chair of the bo…

September 29, 2017

Development
Podcast Indian Women Wait at Bank A Conversation With Neal Keny-Guyer and Ann Miles

Women's economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity, according to global data from the World Bank, IMF, McKinsey, and the OECD. Yet despite the consensus around women's role in…

November 6, 2012

Trade
Voters cast their ballots during the U.S. presidential election at a polling station in the Staten Island Borough of New York on November 6, 2012 (Keith Bedford/Courtesy Reuters). Obama or Romney Must Govern Without a Mandate

There is an idea that is dear to the hearts of every candidate that ought to be discarded, at least until the U.S. electoral map shifts dramatically from what it has been in recent years: that the vi…

May 24, 2012

Trade
Mitt Romney speaks about his proposals to reform K-12 education by expanding school choice at The Latino Coalition's Annual Economic Summit on May 23, 2012 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Romney Addresses Education Inequality

Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, gave a major policy speech yesterday outlining his educational priorities (NYT). The candidate argued that disparate educational opportunities—w…