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June 16, 2011

China
Strategies for Engaging China in Cyberspace

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaks before introducing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at a dinner hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the U.S.-China Business Co…

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June 10, 2013

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: FDR’s "Stab in the Back" Speech

A president giving a commencement address is commonplace. A president giving a commencement address when his child is a member of the graduating class is pretty rare. Rarer still is a president speak…

Franklin D. Roosevelt's commencement address at the University of Virginia on June 10, 1940 as released to the press (Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration).

October 21, 2014

Human Rights
The Future of Human Dignity—and Human Rights

For decades the global debate over human rights has been a dialogue of the deaf. This interminable argument pits advocates of civil and political rights against proponents of economic and social righ…

A Roma boy pumps water in the slum of Tiszavasvari, east of Budapest, Hungary, on September 26, 2014.

June 1, 2015

Human Rights
Reframing the Conversation: Inclusive Security

This fall marks both the fifteenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security and the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action: two momentous and…

Female members of a Philippine peacekeeping force bound for Liberia stand at attention during a send-off ceremony at the military headquarters in Manila, January 2009 (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters).

August 6, 2015

International Organizations
Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers: Time for Real Action

Coauthored with Eleanor Powell, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. United Nations peacekeeping efforts have long had a dark s…

UN peacekeepers patrol near a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on August 7, 2013.

May 12, 2016

Human Rights
Empowering Women Will Drive Economic Growth

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

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June 1, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Reframing the Conversation: Inclusive Security

This fall marks both the fifteenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security and the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action: two momentous and…

Female members of a Philippine peacekeeping force bound for Liberia stand at attention during a send-off ceremony at the military headquarters in Manila, January 2009 (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters).

March 13, 2015

Trade
The TPP and the Bicycle Theory of Trade

I am having a hard time making up my mind about economic pluses and minuses of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the pending trade deal that will deepen economies ties between the United States, J…

A patriotic label is affixed to the handlebars of each bike at the new Bicycle Corporation of America plant in Manning, South Carolina, November 19, 2014 (Randall Hill/Courtesy Reuters).

May 11, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram’s Violence Against Women and Girls Demands Justice

To date, not one member of Boko Haram has been prosecuted for sexual violence. Yet, as President Buhari mulls granting amnesty to repentant members of Boko Haram, justice requires accountability for their crimes, including those that are gender-based. 

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March 8, 2019

World Order
Six Women Who Shaped the Contemporary World Order

This International Women's Day, we highlight six women whose contributions have helped to shape the contemporary world order.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Nigeria's Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala during a conference on "Africa's Future: Responding to Today's Global Economic Challenges" in Lagos, December 20, 2011.