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March 6, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Preventing Cultural Destruction by ISIS

Aliza Litchman is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The U.S.-led coalition has been unsuccessful in halting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (I…

Nimrud edited

June 22, 2021

Women and Economic Growth
Women and E-Commerce: The $300 Billion Opportunity

Closing the gender gap on online platforms means being able to put billions of dollars into the wallets of women entrepreneurs and exponentially grow global e-commerce markets. This blog is authored …

A woman packages e-commerce items.

August 15, 2014

United States
Guest Post: Implications of Declining Israeli Sympathy

Elena Vann is an interdepartmental intern at the Council on Foreign Relations. Once a small, noble state heralded for its democratic values and established after the horrors of the Holocaust, Israel…

Israeli protesting Israel

June 18, 2021

Defense and Security
Anticipating Instability: The Untapped Potential of Women, Peace, and Security

This post was authored by Valerie M. Hudson, a University Distinguished Professor in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and Brenda Oppermann, an associate profe…

A soldier walks toward several Afghan women and children

April 17, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Shifting Allegiances - Rethinking U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Aliza Litchman is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The once strong U.S.-Pakistan relationship may be set to expire. Since the Afghan-Soviet war (19…

China and Pakistan

August 7, 2014

United States
Guest Post: What’s Next for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit?

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The focus of this wee…

Kerry and Kenyatta

June 23, 2021

Technology and Innovation
When the Microchips Are Down

Silicon chips are in almost all electronics, and access to them can make or break a country’s economic future. Their production relies on complex supply chains, and during the pandemic, the world lea…

Podcast A worker in the photolithography section on a semiconductor plant of the Mikron Group in Zelenograd, Moscow

June 16, 2021

Global
Season Four Trailer

Will the world have enough water to survive in the era of climate change? Could a shortage of silicon chips eventually lead to war? Do human spies matter in the era of cyber espionage? Why It Matters…

Podcast Why It Matters logo and a picture of host, Gabrielle Sierra, on a red background

May 18, 2021

South Korea
United States and South Korea Should Forge “Vaccine Alliance”

The upcoming South Korea-U.S. summit meeting in Washington, D.C. should serve as an opportunity to forge a symbiotic "vaccine alliance."

An employee works at a syringe factory in Gunsan, South Korea, on April 5, 2021.

May 20, 2021

Afghanistan
How We Ensure Afghan Women’s Equal Rights: A Negotiator’s Perspective

This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations' blog series on women's leadership in peacebuilding and non-violent movements, in which CFR fellows, scholars, and practitioners highlight new se…

A dozen Afghan girls sitting in a mosque.