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February 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Economic Opportunity Starts in the Family

Today nearly 90 percent of nations still have laws on the books that block women’s work, including discriminatory laws and customs surrounding family life that perpetuate unequal access to assets and…

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U.S. Rebalance to Asia

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and King's College London held a multisession symposium on risk and strategy for the changing world on April 20 and 21, 2015. The symposium, held at CFR's offic…

May 17, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

I recently hosted a CFR roundtable with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive officer of New America to discuss, among other topics, her new book The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies …

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April 3, 2017

Libya
Libya: A Fractured State

Experts examine the challenges Libya faces in regaining stability—from its ongoing civil war to the increasing danger of the Islamic State—and discuss the repercussions of foreign intervention in fai…

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March 8, 2017

Japan
Japan: Women of Influence

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This comes five days after Japan’s Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day, the day in which the nation celebrates the bright future of its young daughters. On this s…

March 10, 2016

Why STEM Needs Girls

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Carol Jenkins, …

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June 18, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Islam and the Self-Proclaimed Islamic State

Experts discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and the state of violent extremism.

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May 27, 2015

Brazil
Assessing Dilma Rousseff's Brazil

Experts discuss what the future holds for Brazil.

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April 20, 2015

Asia
Assessing U.S. Asia Policy

Daniel Russel and Michael Fullilove discuss the U.S. rebalance to Asia.

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