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January 17, 2018

Israel
Adnan Abidi/Reuters Is Israel’s International Isolation Diminishing?

Votes against Israel at the United Nations over the decades seem to indicate it is a pariah nation, but the country’s expanding bilateral ties tell a different story.

January 17, 2018

Israel
Is Israel's International Isolation Growing or Diminishing?

The lopsided December 2017 vote on Jerusalem in the UN General Assembly gave the impression that Israel's international isolation may be growing. In fact, the opposite is true--and UN votes are a mis…

December 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Internally-Displaced-Persons-IDP-Congo-Africa New Report on Africa's Internally Displaced Persons

The new report, released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), concludes that in the first six months of 2017, an additional 2.7 million people have been internally displaced in Africa.

October 10, 2017

Gender
Girl child International Day of the Girl Child

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises," aimed at highlighting how conflict …

March 8, 2017

Development
Paraguay-girl-march_RTS11YOR International Women’s Day

This post is co-authored by Anne Connell, assistant director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Wednesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an int…

August 15, 2017

Kenya
International Observers during Kenya 2017 election International Observers and the Kenya Election

The outcome of the Kenya elections remains disputed. The International Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent president, the winner of the presidential elec…

December 13, 2017

United States
Bermuda-Appleby  A Quick Word on the (Lack of) Revenue From the Senate’s Proposed International Tax Reform

The Joint Committee on Tax has scored the Senate’s proposed international tax reform. I haven’t seen any reporting indicating that the conference committee has significantly changed these provisio…

October 2, 2017

Digital Policy
The Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648. Cyber Sovereignty and Online Borders Do Not Improve International Security

States erect physical borders to improve their security. That logic does not always translate well to cyberspace.

May 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Internally Displaced Continue to Grow in 2016

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have issued a report indicating that there were 31 million persons world-wide newly internally displaced in …

October 31, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
U.S. Sovereignty Enhanced, Not Undermined, by International Cooperation, Writes Stewart Patrick in New CFR Book

When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord in June, President Donald J. Trump justified the move as a necessary reassertion of U.S. sovereignty. In The Sovereignty…