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The Board of Directors provides overall direction of the Council.

September 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Lee Hsien Loong_Singapore_elections Singapore’s Ruling Party Defies the Odds

When Singapore split from Malaysia in 1965, becoming an independent city-state, its first elections were won by the People’s Action Party (PAP), then headed by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who had ov…

September 16, 2015

Bayrasli edited Ten Whats With...Elmira Bayrasli

Elmira Bayrasli is co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and author of the new book, From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places (Public Affairs, 2015) 1. What …

September 8, 2015

Asia
Lee-Hsien-Loon-singapore-elections Singapore’s General Election: More Continuity than Change

In advance of Singapore’s general elections on September 11, both of the major parties contesting the poll argue that this election will be definitive, even historic. At a press conference on Septemb…

October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…

December 12, 2014

International Organizations
A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is pictured in Palawan Province, west of Manila. No Blue, No Green: Climate Change and the Fate of the Oceans

Coauthored with Alexandra Kerr, assistant director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Extreme fluctuations in the global environment…

December 6, 2006

Iraq
The Baker-Hamilton Commission (aka Iraq Study Group)

As the much-discussed Iraq Study Group gears up to give its final report to Congress, there is a flurry of speculation over what its recommendations will include. Here is an inside look at the so-cal…

November 30, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sierra Leone: Change You Can (Not) Believe In

http://youtu.be/DDisMlwlSgk This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow. He is an interdepartmental associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and graduate of the CUNY Colin Powell Center for Policy S…

October 5, 2011

Global
Women and Mobile: A Global Opportunity

ISOBEL COLEMAN: Good afternoon. Good afternoon, everybody. If you could please take your seats, we're going to get started. Since we have three terrific speakers and lots of interesting ground to co…