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Feb 3, 2017

Nigeria
Caught in the Crossfire Caught in the Crossfire: What Future for Women and Children in Nigeria’s Forgotten Crisis

This is a guest post by Sherrie Russell-Brown. Sherrie is an international lawyer, who writes about issues of gender, security, international justice and humanitarian law, with a regional focus on su…

Jan 10, 2017

Global
CFR President Richard Haass Explains In New Book How We Arrived at "A World in Disarray" and What to Do About It

“These are no ordinary times. It will not be business as usual in a world of disarray; as a result, it cannot be foreign policy as usual,” writes Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Re…

Dec 29, 2016

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
bp12292016 The Misplaced Optimism of the Two-State Solution

Although Secretary of State John Kerry billed his speech on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process as a last-ditch effort to save the two-state solution, he actually outlined precisely why such an out…

Dec 20, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
samantha-power The Dilemma of U.S. High-Profile Visits to African Conflict Zones

High profile visits to war or disaster zones have long been common and popular among senior U.S. officials, as has foreign travel in general. Hillary Clinton was proud that she had traveled to 112 co…

Dec 12, 2016

Digital Policy
CFR Cyber Net Politics IGF 2016 Despite Renewal, the Internet Governance Forum Is Still on Life Support

Samantha Dickinson is an internet governance consultant and writer. You can follow her on Twitter at @sgdickinson and via her blog, Lingua Synaptica. Last week, Mexico hosted the 11th Internet Gover…

Dec 9, 2016

Elections and Voting
Iranian woman holding her daughter casts her ballot during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, in Tehran Ten Elections to Watch in 2017

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollsters and voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did mu…

Aug 9, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
War Crimes in Syria: the Lives We Did Not Save

A few items in today’s news give an accurate portrait of the disaster to which Obama policy in Syria has led. First there is the bombing of hospitals by the Assad regime: "A hospital supported by …

Nov 30, 2016

rtx21hes_t 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 …

Nov 29, 2016

Development
women-rally-turkey_rtr3gb8d 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 from November 18 to November 24, was comp…

Jun 18, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Bahrain Slips Further into Repression

The Project on Middle East Democracy sums up the week in Bahrain: First, "A Bahraini court ordered the suspension of all activities by al-Wefaq, the island-nation’s largest opposition party. The J…