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February 1, 2018

Somalia
A girl participates in a street parade in Hargeisa to celebrate Somaliland's self-declared independence. Somaliland: The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State

The would-be independent state strikes a contrast with Somalia as a place of relative peace and democratic stability, but international recognition has remained out of reach.

January 6, 2017

Asia
clinton-rally_rtx2sdj8 Women Around the World: Year in Review

Welcome to a special edition of “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, highlighting 2016’s most sign…

November 22, 2016

Development
libya-women-fighters_rtr2o4u7 U.S. House of Representatives: Women’s Participation in Peace and Security is Critical

The U.S. House of Representatives just signaled its commitment to women and girls globally. It took a historic step last week by passing the Women, Peace, and Security Act (H.R. 5332), which pledges …

October 13, 2016

Human Rights
colombia-women-santos_rtsroyg Colombia’s Inclusive Peace Deal is at Risk

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Jacqueline O’Ne…

April 26, 2013

Americas
Two-Nations-Indivisible.jpg Two Nations Indivisible

Teaching Notes on Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead by CFR Senior Fellow Shannon K. O’Neil.

April 1, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Pakistani-police-woman_RTX14I2O Women’s Participation Saves Lives, Says Congressional Hearing

“Simply put, when women are at the negotiating table, success is more likely,” said Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), opening last week’s rare full congres…

October 14, 2015

Religion
Play 20151014_175040.jpg The Roots of Religious Extremism

Jonathan Sacks discusses root causes of religious violence and the transformative power of interfaith understanding for resolving conflict.   

September 24, 2015

Malawi
Play IMG_3989_EC.jpg Malawi in a Shifting African Landscape

Peter Mutharika discusses Malawi's politics, policies, and the most pressing issues currently facing the nation and the region.