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May 16, 2018

Malaysia
Mahathir_5.12.2018 The Strategic Implications of Malaysia’s Election Stunner

By Richard Javad Heydarian Malaysia’s recent national election was a stunner for many reasons. Not only did the election return a nonagenarian to power, but it also ended the six-decades-long on…

June 20, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast Rohingya refugees at a women's clinic in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. October 23, 2017. Eradicating Wartime Rape Once and for All

Today, sexual violence is used as a tactic of war, terrorism, torture, and repression, and has driven massive displacement of the civilian population in Myanmar, Syria, the Horn of Africa, and elsewh…

December 7, 2016

Philippines
duterte-2 Philippine Politics Become Even More Dangerous

Since the election, last spring, of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines has witnessed the effects of increasingly demagogic politics on its culture and institutions. While Duterte has won prai…

September 30, 2016

Wars and Conflict
korea-soldiers_rtxyh6e 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 September 22 to September 30, was compile…

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August 1, 2016

Philippines
Duterte-State-of-the-Nation A Debate on the New Philippine Administration

Over email, Professor Richard Javad Heydarian of De La Salle University in Manila and CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia Joshua Kurlantzick discussed some of the potential effects—both positive and…

May 27, 2009

Philippines
Abu Sayyaf Group (Philippines, Islamist separatists)

A profile of the terrorist organization based in the southern Philippines.

June 1, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Terrorism Havens: Philippines

A profile of terrorism in the Philippines.

April 24, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
South African President Jacob Zuma's fiancee Bongi Ngema dances at a traditional wedding ceremony known as "Umgcagco" at his home in Nkandla, in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, in this handout picture supplied by the Government Communication and Information Service, April 20, 2012. South Africa: President Zuma Gets a Fourth Wife

This past weekend President Jacob Zuma married a fourth wife, Gloria Bongi Ngema. She joins his three other wives, Sizakele, Nompumelelo, and Thobeka. The private ceremony took place at his home in N…

January 3, 2012

Trade
Women use sparklers to draw Southeast Asia: What to Expect in 2012

Women use sparklers to draw "2012" for photographers as they celebrate New Years Eve in Manila December 31, 2011 (Romeo Ranoco/Courtesy Reuters). The year 2011 saw some of the biggest political deve…