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February 12, 2024

Trade
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics with Katherine Tai

Ambassador Katherine Tai discusses the role of trade policy in the global economy, current U.S. trade strategy, and priorities for the WTO Ministerial Conference. The C. Peter McColough Series on …

Play Katherine Tai is smiling with an American flag in the background.

January 16, 2024

Yemen
The Houthi Threat to Red Sea Shipping, With Katherine Zimmerman

Katherine Zimmerman, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the ongoing attacks by the Houthis in Yemen on commercial ships transiting the Red Sea.

Podcast The Galaxy Leader, a commercial-vehicle carrier seized by Houthi commandos in the Red Sea, as seen on November 20, 2023, the day after its hijacking.

June 12, 2024

Military Operations
Sea Power: The U.S. Navy and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Navy’s dominance of the world’s oceans has made it an indispensable foreign policy tool and a guarantor of global trade, but a mix of challenges is raising difficult questions about its futu…

Ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 sail in formation in the Mediterranean Sea.

June 14, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Milei Administration Dissolves Argentina’s Ministry of Women

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers June 8 to June 14.

Women take part in a protest against violence towards women on the 9th anniversary of the "Ni Una Menos" movement, outside the National Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 3, 2024.

December 19, 2022

United States
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Katherine Tai

Ambassador Katherine Tai discusses the role of trade policy in the global economy, current U.S. trade strategy, and the Biden administration’s trade agenda for the year ahead. The C. Peter McColou…

Play Katherine Tai

June 7, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Mexico to Elect First Woman President

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers June 1 to June 7.

A woman walks past newspapers displaying the victory of the presidential candidate of the ruling Morena party Claudia Sehinbaum, a day after the general election, in Mexico City, Mexico June 3, 2024.

May 31, 2024

Social Issues
Women This Week: Melinda Gates to Spend $1 Billion to Advance Women’s Issues

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers May 25 to May 31. 

Women's March activists gather outside the White House in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 9, 2022.

May 24, 2024

Child Marriage
Women This Week: Activists End Effort to Carry out Mass Wedding Involving Child Brides in Nigeria

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers May 18 to May 24.  

A group of girls stand near the Shehu of Borno's palace on the eve of the Eid- Al Fitr festival in Maiduguri, Nigeria

May 20, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: First Study Post Overturn of Roe v. Wade on Permanent Contraception

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers May 11 to May 17.  

Surgical Tech Melissa Ellis prepares an OR room in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013.