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May 25, 2018

North Korea
A TV displays a news report on a canceled summit between the United States and North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, May 25, 2018. Can the Trump-Kim Summit Be Rescheduled?

On Thursday, the White House canceled the highly-anticipated June 12 summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. Despite will on all sides for the summit to proceed, a fundamental disagreement on…

April 9, 2018

China
The China Mission THE CHINA MISSION: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947

As the United States courts a trade war with China, a timely new book by Foreign Affairs’ Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan illuminates how U.S. policymakers have been vexed by relations with Chin…

November 9, 2007

Georgia
Fuller: Georgian Leader’s Popularity Has Dramatically Fallen

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs for RFE/RL, says the large protests in Georgia challenge Western notions that President Mikheil Saakashvili is a “model democrat.”

October 10, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
International passengers enter the United States New Travel & Refugee Restrictions, Same Bad Impact for Women

President Trump issued new restrictions on travel for refugees and immigrants. The result is much the same as previous restrictions, known colloquially as the "Muslim ban:" for women, the restriction…

August 15, 2017

India
REUTERS/P. Ravikumar India at Seventy: An Emerging World Power With Unfinished Business at Home

As India celebrates its seventieth year of independence from the British on August 15, the press has been filled with retrospectives asking the usual decennial question: Has India succeeded or has it…

April 24, 2008

Russia
Fuller: Russia May be Seeking ‘Joint State’ of Abkhazia-Georgia

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs, says Russia may be promoting joint states as a solution to some frozen conflicts in its sphere of influence.

January 7, 2008

Elections and Voting
Fuller: Despite Apparent Reelection, Saakashvili’s Popularity Not High

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs for RFE/RL, says Georgia’s president faces significant problems despite his apparent win in recent presidential elections.

June 26, 2017

Sexual Violence
Girls sexual violence Niger Data for Development: The Case for Information, Not Just Data

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Daniela Ligiero, …

May 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Podcast Women trainees during a Female Dump Truck Driver Programme training session held by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), in Tharparkar, Pakistan. September 21, 2017. Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation: Progress and Challenges

Despite the relationship between women’s labor force participation and growth, legal barriers continue to inhibit women’s economic potential around the world. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Women…

August 7, 2013

United States
GDP GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.