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February 5, 2016

Germany
Affirming Women’s Rights After Cologne

The problem of sexual violence against women in Germany predates the migration crisis and requires a larger systemic response, says CFR’s Rachel Vogelstein.

August 12, 2009

Food and Water Security
Obama’s Food Security Initiative in Africa

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett says President Barack Obama’s agriculture development and food security initiative holds promise, but it must focus on how to assist women, who are responsible for th…

November 26, 2003

Iraq
Iraq Expert: Don’t Expect New Political Plan for Iraq to Unfold Smoothly

Thomas Carothers, director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says the plan to turn over sovereignty to Iraqis on an accelerated basis is wise…

August 26, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
A Moment of Truth for Europe’s Foreign Policy

The upcoming decision on a new foreign policy chief offers the EU a chance to mount a vigorous response to the threats posed by conflicts in Ukraine and the Mideast, says expert Sir Michael Leigh.

December 30, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Can the Middle East Navigate Democracy?

Major democracies have an obligation to assist local civil society in countries where popular demands for reform have not been met, says expert Mark P. Lagon.

December 28, 2009

Iran
Understanding Iran’s Protest Movement

Veteran journalist Robin Wright, who covered the 1979 Iranian Revolution, says Iran’s disparate but resilient protest coalition is motivated by a desire to reform the country’s governing system.

February 15, 2011

Democracy
A Politically ’Comatose’ Mideast Awakens

The ouster of autocrats in Tunisia and Egypt has awakened a hunger for change in the Arab world, says CFR’s Thomas W. Lippman, but it’s unlikely to result in a widespread fall of regimes.

July 27, 2012

Health Policy and Initiatives
Debating an End to AIDS

The International AIDS Conference shows that challenges, such as funding and maintaining political will, likely means no short-term end to the epidemic, says CFR’s Laurie Garrett.

March 11, 2011

Political Movements
Tense Days for Saudi Leadership

Today’s ’Day of Rage’ in Saudi Arabia fizzled, but the Saudis are tense about protests in the neighboring monarchy of Bahrain and U.S. support for the recent revolutionary wave in the Middle East, sa…

November 8, 2005

Development
Microcredit Gaining Momentum, Says Council’s Isobel Coleman

Microcredit, also known as microfinance, is a widely touted development technique that extends small loans to entrepreneurs in poverty-stricken areas. Microcredit loanshave now reached 100 million pe…