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April 26, 2016

International Organizations
The Peace Imperative: Creating Sustainable Peace through Gender Inclusion

Coauthored with Erin Sielaff, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United Nations is attempting to restart yet another set …

Democratic Forces of Syria women fighters gesture while riding a pick-up truck near the town of al-Shadadi in the Hasaka countryside of Syria on February 18, 2016.

January 19, 2016

You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals IV

This is the fourth blog post in this series. The previous three were published in February, July, and October 2015, and highlight earlier academic findings.  Cullen S. Hendriz, “A House Divided: Thr…

Rwanda Library

November 23, 2015

Religion
The Moral and Political Dimensions of Climate Change

Religious scholars and leaders discuss international efforts to address climate change, including faith-based approaches to environmental justice.

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February 18, 2014

Child Marriage
Consensus Building for the Most Vulnerable: Eliminating Child Marriage Globally

LEMMON: So, I want to say welcome to everyone. It's really a pleasure to see -- we joked when we looked at the list that this was going to be a full room, and I said, well, the Tuesday after a holida…

February 17, 2013

Egypt
Egyptian Realities

It would be far easier to understand Egypt if the trend lines pointed up or down, rather than presenting an immensely complex picture. But consider two groups of issues: relations with Hamas, and res…

December 15, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Is the GOP Embracing Neoconservatism?

Republican presidential candidates before a GOP debate in November. (Jeff Haynes/courtesy Reuters) The New York Times’s Trip Gabriel has a story today assessing the “nascent Gingrich Doctrine, one t…

Republican presidential candidates before a GOP debate in November. (Jeff Haynes/courtesy Reuters)

November 16, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

A water tower seen from the highway in Independence, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Herman Cain has been in Iowa defending his halting answer on Libya earlier this week by saying that he w…

Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

March 10, 2011

The World Next Week: A No-Fly Zone for Libya?

U.S. Navy FA-18 fighters would likely be used in any U.S. effort to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. (KYODO Kyodo/courtesy Reuters) The podcast for The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I talke…

U.S. Navy F-18 fighters would likely be used in any U.S. effort to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.

January 6, 2011

United States
CFR Expands Its Expert Blog Offerings

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched several new blogs authored by CFR experts on U.S. foreign pol­icy, politics and security in Africa, energy and the environment, and the Middle East…