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October 23, 2019

United States
The Big Red Button

A U.S. president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time and, according to the law, does not need to seek advice first. Some experts think that’s too much power to put in one person’s ha…

Podcast The Big Red Button

September 26, 2001

Human Rights
Testimony of Morton H. Halperin and Kate Martin Before the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the U.S. Senate

Statement of Morton H. Halperin, Chair, Advisory Board, and Kate Martin, Director, on behalf of the Center for National Security Studies Before the Permanent Select Committe…

September 14, 2017

Gender
Connecting Women’s Education to the Workforce in Africa

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Karen Sherman, …

Akilah

April 11, 2019

China
Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: China's Uighurs

Panelists discuss China’s treatment of Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, reports of detention and torture, and the response of other countries, including the United States. The Arthur C. Helton Memo…

Play Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: China's Uighurs

July 27, 2017

Gender
Empowering Women in Developing Economies

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Melanne Verveer…

Rwandan artisans women economy

March 14, 2019

Health
Democracy Matters in Global Health

Panelists will discuss the links between democratic governance and global health.

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July 12, 2017

Corruption
Helping U.S. Lawyers in the Fight Against International Corruption

Last year was momentous for the breadth and depth of corruption revealed globally. Among the many remarkable events of 2016, the massive Panama Papers release, the multinational Odebrecht settlement,…

The exterior of the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, July 14, 2009.

April 24, 2017

International Organizations
Salvaging South Sudan’s Sovereignty (and Ending its Civil War)

The following is a guest post by Kate Almquist Knopf, director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and Payton Knopf, former coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on South Sudan. On Tuesda…

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April 26, 2017

International Organizations
Salvaging South Sudan’s Sovereignty (and Ending its Civil War)

This post originally appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations The Internationalist Blog and is written by Kate Almquist Knopf, director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and Payton Knop…

Hayley South Sudan

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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