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July 15, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: France Repatriates Fifty-One Women and Children From Syrian Detention Camps

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 July 2 to July 15. 

Children look through holes in a tent at al Hol displacement camp in Hasaka governorate, Syria on April 2, 2019.

August 3, 2022

Mexico
The U.S. Immigration Debate

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

Migrant families wait in line to seek asylum with U.S. Border Patrol agents in Hidalgo, Texas.

July 25, 2022

Infectious Diseases
Why Hasn’t the World Eradicated Polio?

The world is inching closer to eradicating polio, but armed conflicts and opposition to vaccines stand in the way of finally eliminating the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child with indelible ink during an anti-polio campaign at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

February 19, 2020

United Nations
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations: Protecting Our Children’s Future

Henrietta Fore discusses the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as well as her priorities and goals for the agency.

Podcast Fatima, 12, attends Arabic classes at Imran Binu Hussein Primary School in the Hodan district, Mogadishu.

July 19, 2022

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
A Guide to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

The swift development of effective vaccines against COVID-19 was an unprecedented scientific achievement. But production challenges, vaccine nationalism, and new variants have all presented hurdles.

Physician Alister Martin receives one of the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., December 16, 2020.Craig F. Walker

July 19, 2022

Ukraine
A Conversation With David Beasley

David Beasley discusses the global food crisis, including how the UN World Food Program is working to respond to increasing global food insecurity as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

Play David Beasley speaking in front of the UN logo

May 4, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
The ISIS Bride Problem: Don't Take It Out on the Children

Foreign ISIS wives still in Syria live in dust-coated tents, or sometimes in prison rooms, alongside their children, inhabiting a legal purgatory until one authority or another figures out what to do…

Children stand next to a burnt vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIL in the northern Iraq city of Mosul.

August 2, 2022

Food and Water Security
Water Stress: A Global Problem That’s Getting Worse

Water scarcity threatens the health and development of communities around the globe. Climate change is intensifying the problem, pushing governments to find more innovative, collaborative ways to add…

New Delhi residents fill containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker in June 2018.

August 3, 2022

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q2 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between March and June 2022. 

A graphic of the Cyber Operations Tracker.