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October 17, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
International Day of the Girl Child: A Conversation with Kakenya Ntaiya and Sarah Craven

Girls’ education is one of the most effective development investments. Yet 130 million girls remain out of school, and each year, twelve million girls are married before their eighteenth birthday. To…

Podcast Jedidah Nkadayo, a 12 year old Maasai girl who was rescued from marriage, listens to her teacher at a boarding school in Kajiado, Kenya on January 13, 1999.

October 5, 2018

Ethiopia
Ethiopia: East Africa’s Emerging Giant

Ethiopia’s new leader, Abiy Ahmed, is seeking aggressive reforms to put an end to discord and build on the country’s progress in recent decades, but a towering set of challenges threatens his agenda.

Children play within the Balderas condominium in Addis Ababa.

September 27, 2018

United Arab Emirates
A Conversation With Anwar Mohammed Gargash

BARNARD: Good morning, everyone. Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting with Anwar Mohammed Gargash. I’m Anne Barnard. I’m the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign…

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September 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia
A Conversation With Adel al-Jubeir

COLEMAN: Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. I’m Isobel Coleman and it is my great pleasure to be here this afternoon with the minister of foreign affairs from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H…

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June 21, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
The Opportunity to Thrive: Girls' Education in Humanitarian Crises

In the shadow of this year’s World Refugee Day, 39 million girls living in countries impacted by conflict or natural disaster still do not have access to education. A lifeline in times of turmoil, ac…

Podcast Syrian refugee girls gesture as they sit inside a classroom at a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon, October 19, 2017.

June 20, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Eradicating Wartime Rape Once and for All

Today, sexual violence is used as a tactic of war, terrorism, torture, and repression, and has driven massive displacement of the civilian population in Myanmar, Syria, the Horn of Africa, and elsewh…

Podcast Rohingya refugees at a women's clinic in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. October 23, 2017.

May 7, 2018

United States
The Challenge to Global Order: A Conversation With Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Michael Fullilove, Richard N. Haass, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, and Igor Yurgens speak about the mounting challenges to global governance and international cooperation, and launch of the Council of Coun…

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May 3, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
The Changing Landscape in Women’s Economic Empowerment

As women’s economic empowerment rises on the global agenda, the architecture to support this development imperative is shifting. Several leaders have recently launched innovative initiatives that aff…

Podcast Women work at Xuan Hoa furniture factory in Hanoi, Vietnam April 5, 2018.

April 13, 2018

China
China’s Strategy in Djibouti: Mixing Commercial and Military Interests

With the opening of the first overseas Chinese military base in Djibouti, this tiny Horn of Africa country has become a testing ground for the mixing of China's commercial and military interests abro…

Djiboutian workers stand at the opening of the Doraleh Multipurpose Port