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December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkans 2010

Overview Despite years of involvement by the United States and its allies, the Balkans region is suffering from economic stagnation and high unemployment; hundreds of thousands of refugees still a…

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April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
Family Planning and U.S. Foreign Policy

Overview Women today are recognized as critical to reducing poverty, boosting economic growth and agricultural productivity, promoting environmental sustainability, and raising healthy and well-ed…

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September 23, 2011

Afghanistan
Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Overview In this Working Paper, Isobel Coleman and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argue that continued U.S. investment in maternal health should be part of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan. Through a h…

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October 25, 2011

Israel
Israel

Overview Over the decades, American leaders have primarily explained the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship by properly citing shared democratic values and the moral responsibility Americ…

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May 14, 2012

Development
Entrepreneurship in Postconflict Zones

Overview Economic development is a critical component of promoting stability and U.S. security interests, particularly in conflict and postconflict zones. Around the world, entrepreneurs who own s…

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April 14, 2014

Sexual Violence
High Stakes for Young Lives

By developing a stronger understanding of what works and what does not in combatting child marriage, policymakers and civil society leaders will be better equipped to end child marriage. Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and Research Associate Lynn S. ElHarake identify the drivers of child marriage and the factors that can curb it.

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June 11, 2014

Sexual Violence
Fragile States, Fragile Lives

Overview Existing evidence suggests that the correlation between child marriage prevalence and fragility should be examined more closely, as many of the countries with the highest rates of the pra…

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July 10, 2014

Japan
Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Overview Japan's new politics challenge some basic assumptions about U.S.-Japan alliance management. From the election of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in 2009 to the return of the Liberal D…

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July 23, 2014

Sexual Violence
Child Brides, Global Consequences

Child Brides, Global Consequences is a collection of two previously published CFR Working Papers on child marriage: "High Stakes for Young Lives" and "Fragile States, Fragile Lives." In "High Stak…

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June 1, 2017

Development
Building Inclusive Economies

Given the strong evidence of the returns on women’s economic inclusion, this issue merits a higher place on the U.S. economic and foreign policy agenda. The Donald J. Trump administration should build on recent reforms to promote inclusive economies and launch an effort to address legal barriers to women’s economic participation; increase access to capital, especially among small- and medium-sized enterprises; catalyze investment in women; promote technology and innovation; and support research and data collection in this area.

A woman makes brooms at her roadside stand on a busy street in Ahmedabad, India. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)