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September 21, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
CFR Digital Interactive Explores Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security

While recurrent armed conflicts, expanded extremist networks, and record levels of displacement remain defining features of global security, standard peacemaking methods continue to overlook a proven…

Updates, Women's Participation in Peace Processes

September 28, 2012

Americas
New From CFR: Felipe Calderón and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Council on Foreign Relations

This week, Mexican president Felipe Calderón and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf both spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations. In his speech on Monday, President Calderón, who is in his la…

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March 30, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Are Africa’s Civil Servants Ready for the New Free Trade Deal?

While no one disputes the merits of boosting intra-African trade, a host of formidable obstacles stand in the way of realizing the Agreement’s vision, not least among them the ability of governments, and the people in them, to follow through on their promises.

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October 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Political Deal Likely Guarantees Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson Liberia Presidency

Liberian warlord-turned-presidential candidate Prince Johnson campaigns in the village of Demeh in Bomi County, in the West African country September 14, 2011. (Simon Akam/Courtesy Reuters) The firs…

Political Deal Likely Guarantees Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson Liberia Presidency

February 16, 2018

Liberia
Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf Awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

The foundation’s prize committee stated that Sirleaf had shown exceptional leadership, and noted that Liberia was the only African country out of fifty-four to improve in every category of its Index of African Governance.

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February 7, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering January 22 to February 6, was compiled wi…

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December 28, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Women Around the World: Year in Review

Welcome to a special edition of "Women Around the World: This Week," a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week's post, which highlights 2017's most …

Women's March DC

January 4, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
The looming showdown in the Gambia

This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow, an Africa watcher, following politics and economic currents across the continent. He works at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The…

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October 7, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering from October 2 to October 8, was compiled…

Former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres speaks during a debate in the United Nations General Assembly between candidates vying to be the next U.N. Secretary General at U.N. headquarters in New York

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).