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October 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Women and the Law

Barriers to women's economic participation persist in every region of the world. Nations need to do more to level the legal playing field for women and ensure that women have the right to compete fairly in the economy—which will lead to significant gains.

Women and the Law front cover image: Employees process data on their laptops at a data management services firm in Gaza.

March 8, 2019

World Order
Six Women Who Shaped the Contemporary World Order

This International Women's Day, we highlight six women whose contributions have helped to shape the contemporary world order.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Nigeria's Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala during a conference on "Africa's Future: Responding to Today's Global Economic Challenges" in Lagos, December 20, 2011.

December 7, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Five Questions on the U.S. Strategy on International Education

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

A first grade girl who attends the "Treinta y Tres Orientales" elementary school in Montevideo, works in the classroom August 22, 2008.

October 24, 2018

Transnational Crime
Taking Stock of the Global Fight Against Illicit Financial Flows

A growing number of actors have joined the fight against dirty money. The success of global efforts to combat illicit financial flows, however, remains uncertain. 

A cash withdrawal of Ethiopian Birr at a bank in Addis Ababa.

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.

Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

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

October 11, 2018

Global Governance
Global Governance to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows are one of the most important features of globalization’s dark side. However, unlike other illicit or dangerous cross-border flows, these flows bear almost no markers in and of themselves.

Replicas of Brazilian banknotes are hung on a clothesline during a protest of the national union of prosecutors against money laundering in Brazil, at the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia, on March 18, 2015. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

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