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March 18, 2013

Americas
Emerging Voices: Katie Rock on Empowering Girls Through Sports

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Katie Rock, a human rights a…

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October 27, 2017

Democracy
Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

I was recently featured on a panel with Katie Simmons and Ken Wollack, moderated by Bruce Stokes, that discussed global public opinion toward democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and t…

A woman carrying her child casts her vote during general elections in the district of Poroy in Cuzco, April 10, 2016.

October 16, 2014

Development
Truly Sustainable Development Calls for Systemic Responses

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Alicia Ely Yamin, lecturer on …

Orphans wait to be given snacks at the Mphandula Childcare Center at Namitete, outside Lilongwe, Malawi, April 2008 (Courtesy Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko).

May 14, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Sports, Gender Equality, and Development

As my colleague Isobel Coleman wrote last week, Saudi Arabia has just leaped a small hurdle towards gender equality: announcing last week that it will allow female athletics in private schools. Until…

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August 10, 2016

India
Olympic Grit in India

Since the Rio Olympics began, I have been glued to the television during primetime, cheering for the American athletes who have already made history—the women’s gymnastics team, Katie Ledecky, Michae…

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March 4, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: March 4, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Who wants updates on Apple v. FBI? For the third week in a row, the Apple-FBI fight over acce…

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June 1, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Martin O’Malley, Democratic Presidential Candidate

When Bill Clinton wrote to a rising Democratic political star back in 2002 that “I won’t be surprised if you go all the way” to the White House, he had no way of knowing that Martin O’Malley would en…

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May 1, 2015

Japan
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 1, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Shinzo Abe visits the United States. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…

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November 17, 2012

Jordan
Weekend Reading: Kurdish Hunger Strikers, Jabari’s Assassination, and Jordan in Turmoil

Jake Hess’ take on hunger striking Kurds. Issandr el Amrani on Ahmed al Jabari’s assassination. Katie Paul looks at the escalating crisis in Jordan.

Syrian Bedouin writer and journalist Lina Hawyan al-Hassan, reads a book at her home in Damascus (Khaled Al Hariri / Courtesy Reuters)

October 10, 2013

Wars and Conflict
Violence Escalating in Mali

On September 30, I posted “Mali and Tuaregs: Deja Vu All over Again?” The focus was on the breakdown of a peace process between the Malian government and three separatist Tuareg groups. Since then, …

National guardsmen arrive to secure the Grand Mosque before Eid-al-Fitr prayers marking the end of Ramadan in Bamako August 8, 2013.