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June 19, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Adjunct Senior Fellow Catherine Powell moderates panel with Mary V. Harvey and Minky Worden. How Sports Can Move the Ball for Women’s Rights Around the World

Mary Harvey, a former member of the U.S. national women's soccer team, and Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discuss how sports institutions can be an important tool for expanding human rights abroa…

July 1, 2013

Asia
RTR3AX7I Emerging Voices: Jessica Seddon on Do-It-Yourself Governance in India

Emerging Voices features regular contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Jessica Seddon, foun…

May 26, 2017

United States
Memorial Day 2017 Remembering Whom Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and numerous smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return hom…

May 25, 2016

YMHM Academic May 2016 You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals V

This is the fifth blog post in this series. The previous four were published in February, July, and October 2015, and January 2016, and highlight earlier academic findings.  David B. Carter, “Provoc…

June 5, 2015

Tusks_Jessica Blog The Danger of False Narratives: Al-Shabaab’s Faux Ivory Trade

This is a guest post by Jessica L. Anderson, a PhD student in political science at the George Washington University. Elephants are being slaughtered and their tusks sold, in order to finance deadly …

October 20, 2014

China
Protestor Jeff Hulbert of Annapolis, Maryland holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in Washington October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Are Americans Overreacting to the Ebola Virus?

Compared with the havoc wreaked by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the virus thus far has only led to three confirmed cases in the United States. The fear and anxiety however has spread much faste…

June 28, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: U.S. Humanitarian Interventions, Syria, and the Cheapness of IEDs

Brian T. Haggerty, “Safe Havens in Syria: Missions and Requirements for an Air Campaign,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 2012. (PDF) Discussion of military intervention in Syria to addr…

December 21, 2012

Global Governance
People play soccer in Complexo do Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro Through the Glass Darkly: What U.S. Intelligence Predicts for 2030

Mathew Burrows, counselor to the National Intelligence Council, may have the most fascinating job in Washington. Every four to five years he coordinates the U.S. intelligence community’s crystal-ball…

December 7, 2012

United States
Iran Strait of Hormuz You Might Have Missed: Iran, Robot Soldiers, and Pentagon Propaganda

Jessica Donati and Daniel Fineren, “Exclusive: Iran Shipping Signals Conceal Syria Ship Movements,” Reuters, December 6, 2012. Large vessels must transmit their identity and location to other ships …