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December 3, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women Will be Left Behind by Mobile Education—Just Like Everything Else

We’ve been told smartphones will save education—and even better, on the cheap. From hackathons for refugee students to helping women in developing countries earn university degrees, we’ve been sold t…

Nigerian pupils work on computers in Abuja, on May 30, 2007. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA)

September 30, 2019

News Release
CFR Welcomes Visiting Fellows

September 30, 2019—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes the 2019–20 visiting fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspe…

April 16, 2013

China
Secretary Kerry’s First Visit to Northeast Asia: Rolling the North Korea Stone Back Up the Hill

Secretary of State John Kerry’s first visit to Northeast Asia came against the backdrop of increasing tensions stoked by North Korean evacuation announcements and missile-launch threats.  His meeting…

Kerry in Asia

August 26, 2019

Grand Strategy
The Case for Restraint: Drawing the Curtain on American Empire

The United States should resist imperial temptations and instead pursue a foreign policy of restraint. 

Then President-Elect Donald J. Trump and President Barack Obama arrive for Trump's inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC.

August 25, 2005

Democracy
Christopher Langton on Security and Elections in Afghanistan

On September 18, Afghans go to the polls to elect a lower house of parliament and councils in all thirty-four provinces. However, a recent spate of attacks by members of the deposed Taliban and forei…

August 1, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Imran Khan Promises End to Discriminatory Laws

Khan has a powerful opportunity to deliver on his party’s platform and further Pakistani women’s workplace safety -- and the economic growth of the entire nation.

Erum Ahmed, chief executive officer (CEO) of the textile retail brand So Kamal, talks to workers as she visits a factory in Faisalabad.

July 24, 2018

Pakistan
Where are the Women in Pakistan’s elections this week?

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.

Women wait to vote at a polling station in a village near Lahore.

July 10, 2018

Afghanistan
Champions for Change: Afghan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib

Champions for Change is a series highlighting male allies working to advance equality across the globe. This interview features Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to the United States. 

Ambassador Mohib with the Afghan Girls' Robotics Team.

September 23, 2008

Iran
Perkovich: If Iran Stone-Walls, Stop Trying to Negotiate

George Perkovich, an expert on Iran’s nuclear program, says the United States and its negotiating partners should set a deadline for Iran to agree to negotiations on suspending its nuclear enrichment…

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Candidates on Climate Change

How would you discourage the proliferation of coal-fired power plants in developing countries?