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December 17, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Violence Against Women: Beyond Multilateral Virtue Signaling

Multilateral institutions often focus on rhetoric over action in countering violence against women. States inclined to do better should take matters into their own hands and adopt feminist foreign po…

Women during a demonstration against gender violence at Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City, Mexico.

July 29, 2019

Election 2020
Meet John Hickenlooper, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Update: John Hickenlooper announced on August 15, 2019, that he was ending his campaign. Political strategists often ask whether a presidential candidate is someone a voter would want to have a be…

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February 13, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Obama Sends Budget to Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama is sending a new budget to Congress this morning, one that looks to capture some $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years through a combination of both spe…

October 20, 2021

Religion
Israel and Palestine: Challenges to Coexistence

Marc Gopin, director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution and James H. Laue professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, a…

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April 23, 2015

Global
A Global Approach to Women's Rights

Experts discuss the progress of women’s rights around the world.

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June 27, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Soccer: African Islamism and the “Beautiful Game”

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. When al Shabaab, the violent Islamist group in Somalia, took control of the ca…

Players from Heegan (blue shirt) compete against players from Gaaddidka (red shirt) during the first soccer match of the Somalia Premier League at the Banadir stadium in Mogadishu November 8, 2013.

November 22, 2013

China
Tracking the Traffickers: A More Comprehensive Anti-Poaching Approach

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. In the fight to save Africa’s wildlife and stem the tide of senseless slaughte…

Ryan Yetter, a federal wildlife officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stands guard next to a huge pile of confiscated elephant tusks, before 6 tons of ivory was crushed, in Denver, Colorado November 14, 2013.

March 12, 2015

Economics
Hillary Clinton: Glass Ceilings, Sticky Floors, and Broken Ladders to Equal Opportunity

On International Women’s Day this past Monday, I attended the release of the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report, which Hillary Clinton launched alongside Melinda Gates an…

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks on-stage with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, and Melinda Gates (L)  at the launch of the Clinton Foundation’s "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report" in New York, March 9, 2015 (Courtesy Reuters/Lucas Jackson).

November 30, 2016

Cybersecurity
On Cybersecurity, Trump Must Let the Private Sector Lead

In a video message posted last week, President-Elect Donald J. Trump said that he would ask the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Department of Defense to develop a plan to protect critical infrastructur…

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March 22, 2011

Myanmar
Burma and FIFA: A Match Made in…

A couple walks below a welcome board for FIFA President Sepp Blatter outside the Myanmar Football Federation in Yangon March 14, 2011. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters) Over on the Financial Times’ B…

A couple walks below a welcome board for FIFA President Sepp Blatter outside the Myanmar Football Federation in Yangon March 14, 2011.