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August 24, 2009

Iraq
Reappraising U.S. Withdrawal from Iraqi Cities

Veteran reporter Jane Arraf says the massive truck bombings of August 19 in Baghdad have shaken the people and government. She says the United States may have to take a new look at the policy of leav…

September 25, 2018

Canada
A Conversation With Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland, and Jim Carr

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr discuss Canada’s global outlook, including the government’s persp…

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September 5, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Family Law Reform and Women’s Rights

Around the world, family law and criminal codes are rife with provisions that undermine women’s rights, safety, and economic opportunity. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, an advisor to the European Union o…

Podcast Krishna, 13, at her house in a village near Baran, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, July 17, 2012. Krishna married her husband when she was 11 and he was 13. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but marriages like these are common.

November 10, 2005

Jordan
Arraf: Terrorist Attacks in Amman, Baghdad Underscore ‘Complete Uncertainty’ in Region

Jane Arraf, the Council’s Edward R. Murrow press fellow, who recently was CNN’s bureau chief in Baghdad, and earlier, the Reuters bureau chief in Amman, says what is striking about the continued terr…

January 21, 2016

Education
Visa Overstays: A Footnote on What Congress Can Do

Judging from the reaction to this week’s release of the first DHS report on the number of foreign travelers overstaying their visas, one would think this was fresh and damning evidence for critics wh…

August 2, 2007

International Organizations
Lute: Hybrid Peacekeeping Force in Darfur an ‘Unprecedented’ Operation

Jane Holl Lute, assistant secretary-general for UN peacekeeping operations, says the joint United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur is an “unprecedented” operation and the full forc…

March 29, 2018

Energy and Environment
'Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet'

Varun Sivaram discusses his forthcoming book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet. 

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January 18, 2016

China
China’s Environmental Crisis

China’s mounting environmental crisis is endangering the pace of its economic growth and threatening the legitimacy of the ruling party.

Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood near to a coal power plant in Shanxi, China.

July 17, 2012

Infrastructure
Reviving the Economy of America's Small Towns: Is It Possible?

DAVIS, WV -- Can American small towns be revived? And is this something governments should even try to be doing? I’ve been pondering these questions on a brief working escape from this year’s especia…

Davis, West Virginia (jmd41280/flickr).

May 3, 2012

Education
Starbucks, Charity, and Job Creation: An Odd Mix That Could Actually Work

I am rarely surprised when I go to Starbucks. The coffee is always about the same (good), and the menu of pastry items is thoroughly predictable (and not so good). But the other day, amidst the CDs a…

Starbucks "Create Jobs for USA" wristband. (seanmcmenemy/flickr)