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May 5, 2017

Media
Calvin Sims and Mira Patel at the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs’ keynote panel. Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Last week, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted the fifth annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Caree…

October 15, 2009

Media
Trading Foreign News for Talking-Heads

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

November 21, 2016

Wars and Conflict
women-nigeria-idp_rtx2nijj 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 from November 9 to November 18, was compi…

November 22, 2016

Development
libya-women-fighters_rtr2o4u7 U.S. House of Representatives: Women’s Participation in Peace and Security is Critical

The U.S. House of Representatives just signaled its commitment to women and girls globally. It took a historic step last week by passing the Women, Peace, and Security Act (H.R. 5332), which pledges …

December 4, 2015

Iran
Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Confirmed

The nuclear deal with Iran requires that it tell the truth--the whole truth--about its previous efforts to build a nuclear weapon. As Sen. Mark Kirk said this week, senior Administration officials …

January 16, 2015

Iran
Obama on Iran Policy: Dissent Due to Donors

After six years in office, President Obama is still unable to accept criticism or dissent from his policies, and labels policy differences as essentially corrupt. Consider this report in The New Yor…

April 16, 2012

Trade
A worker assembles tracks on a Caterpillar bulldozer at a Texan equipment dealer; the Peoria, Ill.-based manufacturer is expected to be a large beneficiary of improved trade opportunities with Colombia. (Richard Carson/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: U.S.-Colombia FTA to Take Effect on May 15

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) will take effect on May 15 (TheHill). The deal is now able to go into force because the O…

January 30, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Pushing Free Trade Policy

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said that it has become increasingly difficult to sell Americans on the merits of free trade in the current economic climate. "Frankly, more and more Americans of a…

June 20, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Jenin refugee camp How Many Refugees?

Today the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (or PCBS) commemorated World Refugee Day by releasing new statistics on Palestinian refugees. Therein lies a tale. The PCBS reported that there are…

April 29, 2017

Conference on Diversity in International Affairs 2017

CFR hosted the fifth annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) on Apri…