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June 2, 2023

Asia Program
From Tiananmen to Times Square

An exhibition space commemorating the June 4, 1989, massacre of protesters in Beijing and other Chinese cities opened Friday in New York, highlighting how recent changes in China have rejuvenated its…

Visitors at the exhibition's opening ceremony on Friday, June 1.

May 19, 2023

Women This Week: Women Win Historic Number of Seats in Turkish Parliament

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 May 13 to May 19.   

A woman attends the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections, in Ankara, Turkey May 14, 2023. 

May 14, 2023

Thailand’s Pivotal Election: Initial Thoughts

Opposition pro-democracy parties, particularly the progressive Move Forward party, demonstrated strong public support in Thailand's election.

Thai Move Forward politician wears a white, button-down shirt while speaking into a microphone in front of a red background.

April 21, 2023

United Nations
Women This Week: Afghanistan May Lose United Nations Aid after Banning Female Workers  

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 April 15 to April 21.   

A displaced Afghan woman waits to receive aid supply from UNCHR agency outside a distribution center on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan October 28, 2021.

April 17, 2023

Women and Women's Rights
Glass Ceiling Index: Not Yet Shattered

Over its decade of tracking women’s progress in the workforce, the Economist’s Glass Ceiling Index has registered very little improvement, as gendered structural barriers endure.

Women protest holding a blue sign reading "Women's Wave"

April 17, 2023

Thailand’s Elections: A Turning Point for the Region

Thailand's upcoming election may see an opposition victory, but the military and monarchy are unlikely to respect the result.

A woman stands in a red coat waving to a crowd, with a man in a suit on either side.

April 6, 2023

The Uses of Anger

Those on the socioeconomic margins understand one thing: civility is sometimes a luxury they cannot afford. 

A man holds various stacks of Naira cash in his hands and counts the bills.

April 3, 2023

Kenyans Unmet Expectations

Mounting frustration drives protests in Kenya.

Two protesters in Kenya wash their face from teargas after clashing with riot police in Nairobi, Kenya.

March 22, 2023

Peter Obi and a Dream Deferred

Peter Obi may have lost the Nigerian presidential election, but he and the movement he leads may yet win the political war.

Supporters of Labour Party candidate Peter Obi surround and stand atop of a yellow truck. One man is pictured carrying the Nigerian flag.

March 21, 2023

Zimbabwe Limps Toward Elections

An impenetrable electoral process in Zimbabwe breeds cynicism in the next generation of voters, to the peril of democracy efforts.  

Stepping out of a green transport bus, members of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change in Zimbabwe arrive at the Magistrates court after being arrested for unlawful gathering.