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February 5, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Play Iranian-Kurdish female fighters U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

November 30, 2016

International Organizations
southsudan Ending War in South Sudan: A New Approach

Sarah Collman is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. On December 15, South Sudan will have been at civil war for three years. In 2013, jus…

December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

December 14, 2016

Defense and Security
coercive-diplo The Politics of Proliferation: A Conversation with Matthew Fuhrmann

I spoke with Matthew Fuhrmann, associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University, visiting associate professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperatio…

September 11, 2017

Global Governance
Innovations in Global Governance

Greater resilience to nationalist rollback is most likely in arenas of global governance where national governments are less dominant. Some of the disruptors to global governance that led to innovation also promise resilience to national policy change.

October 5, 2016

syria-woman-idlib_rtr2xyh9 Five Questions About the Historic UN Summits on Refugees and Migrants

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

March 6, 2011

Politics and Government
Sarah Palin addresses Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall in Washington Campaign 2012: Is Sarah Palin Running for President?

Sarah Palin addresses Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Sarah Palin sat down with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly on Friday night…

February 9, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry’s Fantasy Egypt

The Under Secretary of State for "Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights,"  Sarah Sewall, is today in Egypt. She might as well have stayed home. Because today, Secretary of State Kerry did a…

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Women in Foreign Policy Symposium

The Women in Foreign Policy symposium, held on December 5, 2017, features three panels of leading experts in discussion on global women’s issues. Panelists analyze the status of women worldwide and e…