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July 18, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
A Woman on the Moon and Equality on Earth

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and push toward a new frontier in space exploration, it is time to ensure women are equal partners in STEM and space.

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson at the White House on November 24, 2015.

April 14, 2017

Health
Will the Director General Election Bring About the Change the World Health Organization is Looking for?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those who have been used to the noise and excitement in U.S. …

May 17, 2016

Cuba
Cuba: the "Law Enforcement Dialogue" and the Cop Murderer

The United States and Cuba are about to enter a series of "dialogues" including one about law enforcement. Here is what Reuters reported:   Cuba and the United States aim to reach new agreement…

March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…

May 29, 2015

Cuba
Cuba and the Terrorism List

The Obama administration announced today that Cuba comes off the "terrorism list." Here is some of what it said: the President in December instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a …

February 14, 2014

Cuba
Push Polls and Cuba

You can’t always get what you want, the Rolling Stones once told us. But you can, actually, in a push poll: a poll designed to elicit a certain result and then advertised as achieving that result. T…

August 21, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ebola “a Complete Disaster”

This is the conclusion of Dr. Joanne Liu, MD, president of Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres-MSF). Her interview in the New York Times is a compelling must-read for those watching Ebo…

Ebola MSF

September 10, 2014

Conflict Prevention
Ebola Reveals Gaps in Global Epidemic Response

Coauthored with Daniel Chardell, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program.   Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), calls t…

Health workers screen patients for the Ebola virus at a local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on June 30, 2014.

June 6, 2013

United States
Refining the Obama Administration’s Drone Strike Narrative

Last night, NBC News ran an extremely rare story that aptly challenged the veracity of U.S. government claims about the precision of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. Part of the title used by NBC was m…

Drone

December 11, 2013

Military Operations
Guest Post: The Humans Behind Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Priscilla Kim is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The U.S. Air Force trains more remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots than traditional fighter and…

RPA Pilots