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May 7, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Combating Sexual Assault in Conflict

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sigrid von Wendel, who edits t…

A woman holding a newborn stands in front of African Union troops in the Central African Republic, April 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Siegfried Modola).

January 19, 2018

Olympics
The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

Lighting the Olympic Torch

December 28, 2017

United States
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

Kohl 1989

May 30, 2017

Foreign Aid
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 May 20 to May 29, was compiled with suppo…

French ministers

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Conference on Diversity in International Affairs 2018

CFR’s sixth Conference on Diversity in International Affairs examined how best to increase ethnic, racial, gender, socioeconomic, and intellectual diversity within the foreign policy establishment. The conference took on a new urgency against the backdrop of the Trump administration and its policies, and provided fresh insights into the pragmatic benefits that greater diversity can bring.

April 28, 2018

Immigration and Migration
The Status of Immigration Reform

This event is part of the 2018 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs.

Play Members of a caravan of migrants from Central America sleep near the San Ysidro checkpoint

November 30, 2017

Space
Who Owns Space? Commercial Activity Beyond Earth

Panelists discuss the robust and competitive commercial space sector, including the current legal framework governing territorial claims in space and what steps should be taken to ensure that human a…

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September 13, 2017

Germany
The German Federal Election: Will Angela Merkel Stand Her Ground?

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United…

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Excerpt: The Asian Energy Factor

Read an excerpt of The Asian Energy Factor.