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October 31, 2016

Wars and Conflict
women-peshmerga_rtx2mxjq Sixteen Years After the Adoption of UNSCR 1325

Today, October 31, 2016, marks sixteen years since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 (S/RES/1325), the landmark international legal framework that addresses the inordinate impact of war…

March 18, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Emerging Markets Pic - LAM Mexico and the United States, Two Nations Indivisible

Mexico and the United States are linked closer than ever through trade, bi-national communities, security concerns, and a shared democratic vision. In this interview with Emerging Markets, I spoke wi…

November 29, 2016

Global
Play RTR4S4BY_EC.jpg A Conversation With Robert Greifeld

Robert Greifeld discusses how the recent and upcoming elections in France, Germany, and the United States might affect trade, markets, and the future of globalization.

December 1, 2015

Global
Pearl-Harbor-617-411 Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2016

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fifteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the octocentenni…

April 7, 2014

International Organizations
Lessons of the Rwandan Genocide

Coauthored with Patrick McCormick, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Twenty years ago yesterday two surface-to-air missiles ripped into a plane carr…

May 27, 2009

Philippines
Abu Sayyaf Group (Philippines, Islamist separatists)

A profile of the terrorist organization based in the southern Philippines.

October 4, 2011

Defense and Security
Photographer: 	 REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco American soldiers carry relief supplies for families affected by Typhoon Durian from a cargo plane after its arrival at the Manila International airport December 7, 2006. Americans, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided disaster relief and assistance to the Philippines after it was severely hurt by Typhoon Durian that killed 570 people and destroyed nearly 250,000 houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES) Grim Outlook for U.S. Foreign Aid

American soldiers carry relief supplies for families affected by a typhoon in the Philippines. (Romeo Ranoco/courtesy Reuters) The New York Times has a front-page story today on how U.S. foreign aid…

April 6, 2012

Rwanda
President Clinton speaks to survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the Kigali airport on March 25, 1998. (Win McNamee/courtesy Reuters) TWE Remembers: Juvenal Habyarimana’s Plane Crashes and the Rwandan Genocide Begins

Planes crashes have killed a regrettable number of world leaders. Legendary UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died in 1960 in Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) in mysterious circumstances while on …

December 22, 2011

International Law
UN Issues Straight Talk on Gay Rights: Next Steps Forward UN Issues Straight Talk on Gay Rights: Next Steps Forward

A Filipino gay individual waves a rainbow flag as fellow gays and lesbians hold placards while marching on mainstreet in Manila (Romeo Ranoco/Courtesy Reuters) In mid-December, the UN Office of the …

January 3, 2012

Trade
Women use sparklers to draw Southeast Asia: What to Expect in 2012

Women use sparklers to draw "2012" for photographers as they celebrate New Years Eve in Manila December 31, 2011 (Romeo Ranoco/Courtesy Reuters). The year 2011 saw some of the biggest political deve…