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January 17, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: The Seventh Democratic Debate

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: the Democrats debate in Des Moines, the New York Times interviews the candidates, and two new poll…

The top six Democratic presidential challengers take the stage at the January 14 debate in Des Moines, Iowa.

October 25, 2019

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Tim Ryan Bows Out, Warren on Israel, and Geoengineering

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy.

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking in Hanover, New Hampshire, on October 24.

August 23, 2019

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 23, 2019

Twitter and Facebook curb state-led disinformation on the Hong Kong protests; North Korean APT suspected of cyberattack; EU exploring sweeping facial recognition regulation; Huawei granted reprieve b…

Protesters check their phones as they take part in a protest inside the Yuen Long MTR station

November 21, 2017

United States
TWE Remembers: General Westmoreland Says the “End Begins to Come Into View” in Vietnam

Never overpromise and under deliver. General William Westmoreland should have followed that advice when he addressed the National Press Club fifty years ago today. Instead, the commanding general of …

Westmoreland

September 20, 2017

Gender
Gender and the Twenty-First Century Global Workforce

Equal pay for women’s work. That idea galvanized leaders including ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, who gathered in New York this week to launch the Equal Pay I…

Guy Ryder

August 16, 2017

Nigeria
Silicon Valley, Silicon Allee, and…Silicon Lagoon?

Sabriyya Pate is the Franklin Williams Intern with the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United States has Silicon Valley, Germany has Silicon Allee…

Nigerian Stock Exchange

May 17, 2017

Gender
Why Aren't There More Women in the Labor Force Across the Globe?

Gallup and the International Labor Organization (ILO) recently released a landmark report on global attitudes toward women and work. Based on a study conducted across 142 countries and territories…

Female migrant construction workers in China

February 2, 2017

Polls and Public Opinion
The Deep Partisan Split on Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Moves

Gallup put out a poll today that shows most Americans disapprove of President Trump’s recent moves on immigration and refugees. Here’s the chart: The temporary ban on immigration from seven Mu…

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to impose tighter vetting of travelers entering the United States, at the Pentagon in Washington

November 4, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of November 4, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. South Korean president makes second public apology. On Friday, President Park Geun-hye of…

choi-soon-sil-south-korea-scandal

September 30, 2016

Gender
Ten Factors That Affect Women’s Economic Empowerment

This month the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) released a report detailing ten factors that can either enable or constrain women’s economic empowerment. Drawing on data from the Gallup World Pol…

An Aymara woman displays her products next to a railway track in the market of El Alto on the outskirts of La Paz