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February 16, 2021

News Release
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Recounts the Untold Story of the Women Who Fought to Defeat ISIS, in New Book

In 2014, a remarkable all-women militia faced off against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Kobani, a small town in northeastern Syria, which became a turning point in the fight against ISIS. In h…

October 17, 2008

International Law
Symposium on International Law and Justice, Session Three: The Darfur Case

Listen to International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo discuss the Darfur case, with introductory remarks by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Angelina J…

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April 8, 2008

Iraq
Education for Children of Conflict Roundtable Series: Iraq, Education, and Children of Conflict

Due to war and sectarian violence, many Iraqis have fled their homes and are now living as refugees in neighboring countries or as internally displaced persons in Iraq. Children make up about half of…

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July 10, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Five POW Movies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about prisoners of war.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: Unbroken/Amazon; The Bridge on the River Kwai/Golden Globes; The Deer Hunter/IMDB; The Great Escape/ABC; Stalag 17/History Net; Rescue Dawn/IMP Awards.

December 13, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Movie Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh). In August, I wrote a review of the powerful and moving…

Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh).

April 8, 2008

Iraq
Iraq, Education, and Children of Conflict

Watch experts discuss issues surrounding the education of children of conflict, specifically with regard to the current situation in Iraq.

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October 23, 2005

Economics
Another blogging Brad?

I never realized there were so many "Brad's" (leaving aside the famous one from Missouri now linked to Ms. Jolie) til I started doing this ... DeLong.  Plumer.  And now Brad Humphries over at the…

January 6, 2011

United States
CFR Expands Its Expert Blog Offerings

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched several new blogs authored by CFR experts on U.S. foreign pol­icy, politics and security in Africa, energy and the environment, and the Middle East…

December 7, 2010

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

Yesterday I blogged on an article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about John Prendergast’s efforts to enlist celebrities to help bring attention to humanitarian disasters in Africa.  A sharp-ey…

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

June 17, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Diagnosing the Energy Innovation Gap

Now that George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are CFR members, who might be next? I don’t have any idea, but I hope that, having mentioned them, this blog’s Google ranking will go up. One thing I do kno…