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January 10, 2017

Development
hyde-woman-hay_150805_009lr The Women Driving International Development

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Dana J. Hyde, C…

November 8, 2010

Wars and Conflict
The Sixth Crisis

A balanced, even-handed account of the forces that are driving Iran, Israel, and the United States toward crisis, and what can be done to defuse it.

May 21, 2015

Emerging Markets
Women carry bricks on their back as they work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal, May 2015. (Courtesy Ahmad Masood/Reuters) Gender Equality and Smart U.S. Foreign Assistance

It has become axiomatic in international development that increasing economic opportunities for women contributes to economic growth. Organizations from the World Bank to the Organisation for Economi…

April 25, 2016

Greece
Play RTX1H5DP_EC.jpg Yanis Varoufakis on the Future of Greece and the Eurozone

Yanis Varoufakis discusses the Greek economy, austerity measures in the European Union, and challenges facing the Eurozone.

February 19, 2016

Elections and Voting
RTX26X2S Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Tough Talk in South Carolina

South Carolina looks to be living up to its reputation as a rough-and-tumble place for politics. The GOP candidates have been going after each other with a vengeance in the hopes of gaining an advant…

November 13, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
WR11132015 Weekend Reading: Ramlat Bulaq, Bedouin Poetry, and the Islamic State vs. Israel

Omnia Khalil reviews the struggles of everyday life in the Cairene neighborhood of Ramlat Bulaq. William Tamplin takes a look at Jordan’s most popular Bedouin poet and his use of verse to express Ar…

December 11, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
San-Bernardino-shrine-terrorism-617-415 Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: More Terrorism Polls

The New York Times and CBS released a new poll this morning showing that terrorism tops the public’s list of the most important issues facing the country. Fourteen percent of Americans point to terro…

December 4, 2015

Elections and Voting
Paris-HalfMast-AmericanFlat-617-470 Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Terrorism Concerns Grow

Last month I wrote that domestic policy issues were trumping foreign policy ones in the minds of the American voters. In one poll, eight in ten Americans said that domestic issues would have the bigg…

October 9, 2015

Elections and Voting
TPP-Ministers-617-270 Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: TPP and Syria

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal and Russian airstrikes in Syria dominated the foreign policy news from the campaign trail this week. This won’t be the last time you will hear from the candid…

May 21, 2015

Development
Women carry bricks on their back as they work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal, May 2015. (Courtesy Ahmad Masood/Reuters) Gender Equality and Smart U.S. Foreign Assistance

It has become axiomatic in international development that increasing economic opportunities for women contributes to economic growth. Organizations from the World Bank to the Organisation for Economi…