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December 5, 2007

China
Competition — and coordination — within the Chinese state as China goes forth

Today’s Financial Times has an important article by Geoff Dyer and Sundeep Tucker examining the overseas expansion of Chinese companies in general, and Chinese state companies in particular.  It is a…

October 20, 2015

You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings III

This is the third blog post in this series. The previous two were published in February and July, and highlight earlier academic findings. Elizabeth N. Saunders, “War and the Inner Circle: Democrat…

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November 2, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
New CFR Interactive Report Explores Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

A new CFR Interactive Report presents compelling evidence about the value of women’s contributions to peace processes around the world. 

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December 15, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Participation in Peace Processes: Colombia

A new CFR Interactive Report presents compelling evidence about the value of women’s contributions to peace processes around the world. The Peace Process Series is a collection of in-depth case studi…

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December 23, 2007

Capital Flows
A Saudi investment authority?

The FT broke a major story -- at least in my world -- late on Friday. The Saudis are about to set up a sovereign wealth fund: Saudi Arabia plans to establish a sovereign wealth fund that is expecte…

March 22, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks Must Include Women Negotiators

In twenty-three rounds of Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks, women were at the table just twice. They need formal roles in any new talks to protect their own progress.

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October 25, 2016

Development
How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests

A new CFR Discussion Paper, How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests, presents compelling evidence about the value of women’s contributions to peace and…

The first all-female unit of United Nations peacekeepers stand at attention as they arrive in Monrovia

July 13, 2009

Will the Chinese Keep Saving?

In a recent post, Jeffrey Frankel asks will the U.S. Keep Saving? noting that despite the recent increase in the U.S. savings rate, the demographics of the U.S. (as well as those of Japan and Europe…

June 7, 2017

Gender
Building Inclusive Economies

A new report from the Women and Foreign Policy program, launched this week, highlights the undeniable connection between women's economic participation and prosperity.    Over the past two decades,…

Working women in India

May 4, 2008

Financial Markets
The Economist and Goldman on oil and the dollar

I liked the lede of this week’s economist story on the Fed, the dollar and oil: “THE spirit of St Augustine hovered over the Federal Reserve this week. “Oh Lord, let us stop cutting interest rates…