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January 4, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
the-gambia The looming showdown in the Gambia

This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow, an Africa watcher, following politics and economic currents across the continent. He works at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The…

October 7, 2016

Human Rights
Former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres speaks during a debate in the United Nations General Assembly between candidates vying to be the next U.N. Secretary General at U.N. headquarters in New York Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from October 2 to October 8, was compiled…

December 12, 2017

Play Yemen: A Country in Crisis Yemen: A Country in Crisis

The What to Do About... series highlights a specific issue and features experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting. 

November 2, 2017

Defense and Security
Podcast Female Special Task Force (STF), Sri Lanka Measuring Progress on Women's Inclusion, Justice, and Security

In the aftermath of the passage of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, Ambassador Aas and Dr. Klugman join us for a discussion about the first ever global index bridging both women’s inclusio…

October 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Political Deal Likely Guarantees Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson Liberia Presidency Political Deal Likely Guarantees Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson Liberia Presidency

Liberian warlord-turned-presidential candidate Prince Johnson campaigns in the village of Demeh in Bomi County, in the West African country September 14, 2011. (Simon Akam/Courtesy Reuters) The firs…

March 12, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks on-stage with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, and Melinda Gates (L)  at the launch of the Clinton Foundation’s "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report" in New York, March 9, 2015 (Courtesy Reuters/Lucas Jackson). Hillary Clinton: Glass Ceilings, Sticky Floors, and Broken Ladders to Equal Opportunity

On International Women’s Day this past Monday, I attended the release of the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report, which Hillary Clinton launched alongside Melinda Gates an…

October 12, 2017

Play In The Name of Peace A Discussion on the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Panelists discuss the relative success of the Northern Ireland peace process almost twenty years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

October 18, 2011

Tymoshenko’s Sentence and Ukraine’s Future

The sentencing of former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko reflects her rivalry with President Viktor Yanukovych and could affect Ukraine’s eurozone bid, says New York Times Moscow bureau chief…

January 9, 2014

Expanding Financial Access and Education

For several decades, the exciting promise of microfinance has been to provide the world’s poorest with access to financial services. But along the way, microfinance has too often become conflated wit…

October 16, 2013

United States
The Bush Library’s Freedom Collection

One piece of the Bush Institute and Bush Library in Dallas is the Freedom Collection. Here’s the description: The Freedom Collection pursues the principles of human liberty by documenting …