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September 29, 2023

Human Rights
Women This Week: French Athletes Prohibited from Playing in Hijab for 2024 Olympic Games

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 covers September 23 to September 29.

Supporters of the women soccer team "Les Hijabeuses" play soccer in front of the city hall in Lille as part of a protest as French Senate examines a bill featuring controversial hijab ban in competitive sports in France, February 16, 2022.

September 18, 2023

United States
Happy 76th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-six years of service.

Air Force 2023

August 25, 2023

The President’s Inbox Recap: Israeli-Saudi Peace Deal

A peace agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia could help stabilize the region.

US President Joe Biden stands to the left of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as they gather to take a photo with their nations' flags.

August 22, 2023

Is There a Succession Crisis in the Thai Monarchy?

A son of the king of Thailand made an unexpected return to Bangkok earlier this month, invigorating speculation of a looming succession crisis.

Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn's son, waves his hand while wearing a light blue t-shirt and light blue linen suit jacket. A man in a black jacket stands in the background.

July 11, 2023

Saudi Arabia
Understanding Saudi Media and the Mahsa Amini Protests’ Role in the Saudi-Iranian Détente

The Mahsa Amini protests gave Riyadh leverage over Tehran and the Kingdom's media capabilities proved to be a tool capable of advancing the countries’ new mutual goal: preempting a women-led second A…

Newspapers, with a cover picture of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police" are seen in Tehran, Iran September 18, 2022.

February 20, 2023

United States
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

TWE’s annual essay about the United States’ commanders-in-chief.

White House

December 28, 2022

2022 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2022

Ten people who passed away this year who shaped world affairs for better or worse.  

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on her coronation day at Buckingham Palace in 1953.