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March 27, 2020

United Kingdom
Five Questions on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy: Joanna Roper

This post is part of an interview series on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, featuring global and U.S. officials leading initiatives to promote gender equality in their areas.

Joanna Roper, Special Envoy Women and Girls speaking at an International Women's Day event in London, 2017.

July 27, 2016

Cuba
Cuba and the American Bar Association

The motto of the American Bar Association (or ABA) is "Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice." It should perhaps be revised to "Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice, and Travel to Cuba."  Right now t…

December 16, 2013

United States
The Un-American Studies Association

The American Studies Association has voted 2-to-1 for an academic boycott of Israel. The best comment on this move came from former Harvard president Lawrence Summers, who criticized the idea that …

August 3, 2022

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q2 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between March and June 2022. 

A graphic of the Cyber Operations Tracker.

March 16, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
International Studies Association Panel: Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

As part of CFR’s Academic Outreach Initiative, I recently had the privilege of moderating a panel on inequality and the rise of authoritarianism with Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel …

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June 28, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Artificial Intelligence’s Environmental Costs and Promise

Artificial intelligence has been cited as a potential tool for combatting climate change. Technology companies, however, need to do more to prevent AI from becoming a source of environmental degradat…

Elon Musk stands in front of an all red background while holding a microphone with the tesla logo emblazoned on it.

May 10, 2016

Research Associate Opportunity–New York City

The CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is hiring a research associate to work in New York City, to support the work of a senior fellow, who happens to be me. The position requires someone who is…

April 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Christian Association of Nigeria Warns Against Arrest of Goodluck Jonathan

According to Nigerian media, the northern branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) warned President Muhammadu Buhari that “Nigeria would boil” if former President Goodluck Jonathan, the “…

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January 28, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Catholics Suspend National Activity In the Christian Association of Nigeria

The Roman Catholic Church has suspended its participation in meetings at the national level of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). The Catholic bishops stated that “CAN is being dragged into …

Storm clouds gather over the Church of the Holy Trinity in Onitsha, Nigeria, April 14, 2005.

February 11, 2007

Emerging Markets
Highly recommended: Joanna Chung on disappearing developing country debt

I usually talk about the growth of the foreign exchange reserves of key emerging economies, but another feature of the past few years has been the fall in their external sovereign debt.   Joanna Chun…