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October 26, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Burundi peacekeepers Women's Participation in Peace and Security Processes

This week marks the seventeen-year anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The international agreement acknowledges the dispropor…

January 1, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Confidence-destroying Measures

Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…

June 21, 2012

Trade
A television reporter talks about the Facebook IPO at the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York prior to the opening of trade on May 17, 2012 (Keith Bedford/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Bipartisan Attacks on Facebook IPO

Lawmakers from both parties are pressuring the SEC to scrutinize Facebook’s IPO (WSJ). In a letter to the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on behalf of the House Oversight and Gov…

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…

July 18, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Seized weapons are displayed to the media by the Mexican Navy in Mexico City (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters). Gun Trafficking to Mexico and the ATF

Reformers say never to waste a crisis -- or a scandal. They certainly have found one with the ATF’s Fast and Furious program, in which bureau officials allowed hundreds of firearms to “walk” across t…

August 1, 2014

Palestinian Territories
Gazans mark the anniversary of Hamas's founding. Hamas

Hamas is the main Palestinian armed resistance group, but the Islamist movement has struggled with governance since assuming control of Gaza.

June 22, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Security Developments: Niger Delta Avengers, Boko Haram, and New Police Inspector General Nigerian Security Developments: Niger Delta Avengers, Boko Haram, and New Police Inspector General

International attention has been focused on the devaluation of the national currency, the naira, but there have been important security developments meanwhile. Militants, called the “Niger Delta Ave…

June 29, 2016

United States
SpaceX Rocket Launch How Not To Estimate and Communicate Risks

Estimating and translating the probability of an event for decision-makers is among the most difficult challenges in government and the private sector. The person making the estimate must be able to …

March 4, 2016

CFR Cyber Net Politics Cyber Week in Review: March 4, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Who wants updates on Apple v. FBI? For the third week in a row, the Apple-FBI fight over acce…