September 4, 2018Mexico
Despite achieving near equal representation in congress, Mexico's new female lawmakers still need to fight to put women's issues on an already packed legislative agenda.
July 9, 2018Digital Policy
Rampant data collection, surveillance, and censorship may have shattered idealistic notions of the internet's liberating potential. Nevertheless, the internet continues to present an ever-expanding t…
July 24, 2018Pakistan
Pakistan has a huge voting gender gap — and it could take 18 years to close it, according to one estimate. But some progress is being made.
September 25, 2018Women and Women's Rights
The Trump administration announced intentions to lower the refugee ceiling in fiscal year 2019, a change that would disproportionately affect women and children, who represented 72 percent of refugee…
September 25, 2018Nigeria
In June 2018, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) leader, Abu Mus’ab al-Barnawi, released a history of his jihadist movement. In 2017, the Ansaru leader, under the pseudonym Abu Usama al-Ansari, also released his own history, while Abubakar Shekau released a book in the name of the Boko Haram faction he currently leads.
September 25, 2018United Nations
Trump’s address to the UN highlighted his narrow-minded, transactional approach to diplomacy. He may have been speaking at the United Nations, but the emphasis was clearly on the second word—nations—…
September 25, 2018Cybersecurity
The concept of "defend forward" is heavily emphasized in the new Department of Defense cyber strategy. Despite what others may think, defending forward in cyberspace is not a new concept.
June 19, 2018United States
President Trump is seeking to reduce the U.S. trade deficit through tariffs, but logic and historical data show that his strategy will not help American jobs, growth or exports. Worse, loss of access to foreign parts amid a trade war will hurt American companies that depend on them to stay globally competitive.
September 24, 2018South Korea
The third summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, held in Pyongyang on September 18–20, resulted in the signing of two declarations designed to build on the foundations laid by the April 27 Panmu…
September 24, 2018China
China still manages its currency. That’s hardly a shocking statement, I know. But I don’t fully subscribe to the view that China’s depreciation in the summer was simply a market move, given the dolla…