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November 30, 2018

Syrian Civil War
Global Conflict This Week: Atrocities Continue in Syria

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

A fighter loyal to Assad

April 18, 2018

Human Rights
The Long Arc of Human Rights: A Case for Optimism

Drawing on decades of research into transnational civil society networks and international institutions, political scientist Kathryn Sikkink counters skeptics from the left and the right who have arg…

A woman from the Rohingya community from Myanmar cooks food outside her makeshift shelter in a camp in New Delhi, September 13, 2014.

August 10, 2017

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering August 4 to August 10, was compiled with …

Pakistan taliban

July 26, 2017

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering July 17 to July 26, was compiled with sup…

Honduras girls

July 17, 2017

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering July 8 to July 17, was compiled with supp…

girls

June 28, 2017

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering June 18 to June 27, was compiled with sup…

South Korean foreign minister

May 1, 2017

Russia
Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow

June 2, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Surge of Insurgency/Terrorism in Recent Times: Social and Economic Consequences

The following text is the entirety of John Campbell’s speech delivered at the Nigeria Summit on National Security held by the Council on African Security and Development in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 25,…

Nigeria Speech

July 31, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 31, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China conducts live fire drills in the South China Se…

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June 5, 2015

The Danger of False Narratives: Al-Shabaab’s Faux Ivory Trade

This is a guest post by Jessica L. Anderson, a PhD student in political science at the George Washington University. Elephants are being slaughtered and their tusks sold, in order to finance deadly …

Tusks_Jessica Blog