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February 6, 2018

Olympics
East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event. The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

May 14, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
saudi women's sports Sports, Gender Equality, and Development

As my colleague Isobel Coleman wrote last week, Saudi Arabia has just leaped a small hurdle towards gender equality: announcing last week that it will allow female athletics in private schools. Until…

February 20, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women India Sri Lanka Elections Olympics Female Athletes 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 February 8 to February 20, was compiled w…

February 5, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Operations Tracker New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period of September to December 2017, and overall statistics of state-sponsored cyber operations for 2017.

January 26, 2018

Olympics
The Olympic Rings and 2018 mascots on display in Gangneung, South Korea. South Korea’s Olympic Gains

South Korea hopes to solidify its image as modern and efficient as host of the winter games, but its success relies heavily on cooperation from the North.

January 19, 2018

Olympics
Lighting the Olympic Torch The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

March 18, 2013

Americas
female empowerment brazil soccer Emerging Voices: Katie Rock on Empowering Girls Through Sports

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Katie Rock, a human rights a…

December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

November 6, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Day of the dead 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 October 26 to November 3, was compiled wi…