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June 24, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v. Wade

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 June 17 to June 24. 

Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision in Washington, DC on June 24, 2022.

June 2, 2022

World Health Organization (WHO)
What Does the World Health Organization Do?

Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

A nurse working with the WHO prepares Ebola vaccines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

May 16, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Taliban Order Women to Cover Their Faces in Public

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 May 5 to May 13.

Taliban Minister of Virtue and Vice Sheikh Mohammad Khalid attends the news conference about a new command of hijab by Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 7, 2022.

June 24, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Abortion Law: Global Comparisons

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for almost fifty years. How does regulation of abortion in the United States compare to that in th…

June 3, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: New Report Condemns Failed Efforts to Combat Sexual Violence in Canadian Military

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 May 28 to June 3.

Canada's Defense Minister Anita Anand speaks at a news conference about an advisory panel report on systemic racism and discrimination in the military in Ottawa, Canada on April 25, 2022.

May 27, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: French Minister Denies Rape Accusations

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 May 21 to May 27.

Feminist activists hold a banner reading "ministry of shame" during a protest against the appointments of French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin in the new French government, in front of the city hall in Paris, France on July 10, 2020.

June 10, 2022

Global
The World Next Week: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

The annual summer entertainment recommendations from The World Next Week podcast.

Three books next to each other on a light blue background. From left to right: Putin's People, by Catherine Belton; Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe; and The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, by Michael Mandelbaum.

May 31, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women in U.S. National Security, With Jamie Jones Miller and Shelly O’Neill Stoneman

Jamie Jones Miller and Shelly O’Neill Stoneman, executive committee co-chairs of The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the challeng…

Podcast Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, introduces U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken before a town hall at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations with members of staff in New York City, U.S., May 19, 2022.

May 20, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: UN Says Ukrainian Refugees in Poland Need Abortion Access

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 May 14 to May 20.

Ukrainian refugees disembark a train from Ukraine at Przemysl Glowny train station, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland on April 3, 2022.

April 14, 2022

Infectious Diseases
Why Hasn’t the World Eradicated Polio?

The world is inching closer to eradicating polio, but armed conflicts and opposition to vaccines stand in the way of finally eliminating the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child with indelible ink during an anti-polio campaign at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.