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November 8, 2012

Saudi Arabia
Security Checks and the Veil

What happens when 21st century security requirements clash with the strictest versions of Islam which require that women keep their faces covered? In most countries, the face covering must go. In Aus…

February 13, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Iran women protests 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 February 3 to February 13, was compiled w…

February 2, 2018

Venezuela
Demonstrators rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela in Crisis

President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to consolidate power amid a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis have drawn widespread international condemnation.

December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 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…

November 15, 2017

United States
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

 November 15, 2017—Journalist John Pomfret has won the sixteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, …

November 6, 2017

Japan
Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

Abe's consumption tax hike stalled what until then had been a demand led recovery, leading to a three year period with no growth in domestic demand. 

October 20, 2017

Gender
New zealand 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 October 13 to October 20, was compiled wi…

October 10, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
International passengers enter the United States New Travel & Refugee Restrictions, Same Bad Impact for Women

As the ninety day window on his previous executive order restricting immigration from predominantly Muslim countries came to a close, President Trump issued a new set of restrictions on September 25t…

September 19, 2017

Cybersecurity
NSA Headquarters Cyber Week in Review: September 22, 2017

This week: Crypo researchers don't trust the NSA, Facebook ads under scrutiny, a new cybersecurity agency for Europe, and domain names caught in the crossfire of the Catalonian referendum.

April 25, 2017

South Africa
Ramaphosa final ANC Leadership Contest Heating Up

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa all but announced his candidacy to succeed Jacob Zuma as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) at a speech on April 23. The party’s election…