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April 18, 2018

Human Rights
A woman from the Rohingya community from Myanmar cooks food outside her makeshift shelter in a camp in New Delhi, September 13, 2014. The Long Arc of Human Rights: A Case for Optimism

Drawing on decades of research into transnational civil society networks and international institutions, political scientist Kathryn Sikkink counters skeptics from the left and the right who have arg…

May 11, 2012

Human Rights
The Global Human Rights Regime

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Although the concept of human rights is abstract, how it is applied has a direct and enormous impact on daily life wor…

November 22, 2016

rtx2pu8s_ Global Agenda: Getting Human Rights Right

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

March 29, 2018

United Nations
Counting Votes at the UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council passed five more anti-Israel resolutions last week. This was not a great surprise, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the Council “grossly biased against Israel.” She …

May 21, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Women from the Indian Dhenga village oppose a land acquisition by companies and the Indian government, saying that the land belongs to them and their children and that it is needed for their social and economic well-being and survival, March 27, 2015. A Place of Her Own: Women’s Right to Land

This blog was coauthored with Alexandra Bro, a research associate at the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last month, Liberian women activists marched to the p…

January 10, 2018

Human Rights
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2018. To Strengthen Trump’s National Security Approach, Promote Human Rights

The following is a guest post by John B. Bellinger III, adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Richard Fontaine, president of the C…

May 5, 2017

Global
Human Rights and Diplomacy

David Kramer, Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy at the McCain Institute and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay …

April 24, 2018

Iran
Flames emerge from flare stacks at the oil fields in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq January 17, 2017. Energy Intelligence Briefing: Automated Warfare, Asymmetric Risks, and Middle East Conflicts

Geopolitical risk is always a major feature of global oil and gas markets, but the interplay of wars without end, powerful non-state actors, and the proliferation of new weapons technologies across t…

December 18, 2017

United States
Trump introduces his administration's first national security strategy. Trump Security Strategy a Study in Contrasts

The president’s first national security strategy eloquently sums up the U.S. role in the world and what should be done to defend it, but much of the document is at odds with what the president himsel…

November 5, 2014

Global
The Role of International Institutions in Advancing Human Rights

Mark P. Lagon, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for human rights, discusses the role that multilateral institutions can play in advancing human rights and human dignity, as part of CFR's Religion and Fore…