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September 1, 2005

Congresses and Parliaments
Both Sides of the Aisle

Overview People naturally disagree about who is responsible for the partisan tone and tactics in Washington, DC, these days, but most agree on this: It's worse, it's more intense, and it's nastier…

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April 28, 2015

Nepal
Rebuilding Nepal

Nepal’s earthquake underscores how vital it is for governments to invest in resilient infrastructure, says U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg.

June 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement

Research shows that corruption hinders development and reinforces inequality. Yet anti-corruption efforts generally fail to recognize and address the impact corruption has on women’s lives. When wome…

Podcast Women shout during a protest against corruption in Morocco June 3, 2017.

November 30, 2016

Global Agenda: Trump’s Health Scheme

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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April 19, 2018

Global Governance
Global Governance After U.S. Withdrawal

Tamar Gutner and Stewart M. Patrick discuss the current state of global governance and the Trump administration's approach to international organizations and multilateralism, with James M. Lindsay, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.

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June 25, 2015

Trade
The TPA Deal: A Big Step in the Right Direction

America’s politics have been broken for so long that it is rather shocking when things go right. But President Obama’s careful work across the aisles with the Republican congressional leadership to p…

U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting of Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, January 13, 2015 (Larry Downing/Reuters).

January 24, 2007

Heads of State and Government
Roman: Energy Push Highlight of Bush Speech

Nancy E. Roman, who heads CFR’s Washington program, says she was struck by President Bush’s push for energy conservation.

March 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Access to Financial Services and Women’s Economic Empowerment

  Women’s financial inclusion is positively correlated with economic growth at both the household and global levels. Yet women at the bottom of the pyramid are 28 percent less likely than men to h…

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December 29, 1999

Conflict Prevention
Calming the Ferghana Valley

Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. nation…

June 25, 2014

Trade
The GOP's Tunnel Vision on the Export-Import Bank

Ask which of the two congressional parties is more in favor of free trade, and the answer is easy: the Republicans. If President Obama succeeds in concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation…

Newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to the media with new Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (L) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) after House Republican leadership elections on June 19, 2014 (Jim Bourg/Courtesy Reuters).