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April 12, 2024

Health
Women This Week: Heightened Levels of Malnutrition for Women and Children

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 covers April 6 to April 12.

A girl carries her belongings in a container on her head in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, March 2, 2023.

April 24, 2024

Cuba
U.S.-Cuba Relations

Cuba has long been a major foreign policy challenge for the United States. President Biden is the latest U.S. leader to grapple with how to balance democracy promotion with the desire for a better bi…

A man shows U.S. and Cuban flags at his house in Havana.

April 17, 2024

Egypt
Can Egypt’s Economic Overhaul Stave Off Crisis?

International lenders have pumped tens of billions of dollars into Egypt’s faltering economy amid the war in the Gaza Strip, but experts say the country’s economic crisis is not yet resolved.

April 18, 2023

United States
Lessons From History Series Meeting: The Foreign Policy Legacy of the George W. Bush Administration

Panelists discuss the foreign policy legacy of the George W. Bush presidency, its successes and failures, and the lasting effects that were passed on to subsequent U.S. presidents. The Lessons From H…

Play U.S. President George W. Bush sits with the leaders of Russia, Germany, and the United Kingdom

May 15, 2020

Afghanistan
Women This Week: Attack on Maternity Ward in Kabul

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 May 7 to May 15, was compiled by Maleeha …

An Afghan nurse observes newborn children who lost their mothers during an attack at a hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan May 13, 2020.

December 1, 2018

United States
George H.W. Bush: An Appreciation

President George H.W. Bush’s many significant foreign policy achievements left the country and the world better off. 

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April 3, 2024

United States
What Does the U.S. National Guard Do?

The National Guard is a special part of the U.S. military that answers to both state governors and the president. While it began as a “strategic reserve,” the guard has come to play an important role…

A member of the National Guard patrols the southern U.S. border in Eagle Pass, Texas.