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September 7, 2017

Corruption
How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The United States is one of the primary facilitators of anonymous shell companies, which are often used to fund terrorism and crime that threaten U.S. interests.

March 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
International Women's Day

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, an internationally-celebrated day dedicated to recognizing the social, political, economic, and cultural contributions women have made globally and hi…

International Women's Day

November 28, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Eliminating Violence Against Women

This week marks the United Nations' Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, when the United Nations, partner organizations, and governments around the world galvanize attention to gen…

women protest argentina

November 17, 2017

Defense Technology
Can Civil Society Succeed In Its Quest to Ban ‘Killer Robots’?

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and Kyle Evanoff, research associate, international economics and U…

A Royal Marine poses for photographers with the Unmanned Vehicle Robot, Testudo, at the launch of the Defense Technology Plan in London on February 26, 2009.

September 13, 2017

Corruption
Corruption Brief Series: How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The latest paper in the Corruption Brief series from the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy program at the Council on Foreign Relations was published this month. In the brief, Dr. Jodi Vittori, se…

Mossack Fonseca law firm sign is pictured in Panama City, April 4, 2016

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.

May 8, 2014

Education
How to Fill the Skills Gap: Bring Back Apprenticeships

This is a guest post by Robert Maxim, research associate, competitiveness and foreign policy, for the Council on Foreign Relations studies program. Manufacturing is growing in the United States, but…

Yaun Smith, a senior, talks about his class's assembly line to make a s’more as a class project as part of the Project Lead the Way class at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Darren Hauck/Courtesy Reuters).

October 26, 2017

Development
How Workplace Discrimination Impedes Economic Growth

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of …

Podcast Women workers in Indonesia

January 29, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
The New York Times Gets Israel Wrong Again

Just for the record, it is useful to recall the New York Times’s analysis of Israel’s recent election campaign. Here is the prognosis by its chief Jerusalem correspondent, Jodi Rudoren, on the day be…

December 18, 2012

The New York Times Interprets Israel

Last Sunday the New York Times printed a summary correction of all the errors made in a December 2 article by its  Jerusalem bureau chief, Jodi Rudoren. Her Times story was about Israel’s announcemen…