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April 1, 2015

China
Lauren Dickey: China’s Myanmar Quandary

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Violence along the border between China and Myanmar, in the ethnically Chinese-populated Kokang reg…

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December 2, 2014

China
Lauren Dickey: Taiwan’s Local Elections and a New Challenge for Beijing

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party experienced an unprecedented electoral defeat last Saturday,…

Supporters wave flags after Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je won the local elections, in Taipei on November 29, 2014 (Pichi Chuang/Courtesy: Reuters).

March 20, 2014

Taiwan
Lauren Dickey: Is Taiwan the Next Democracy in Crisis?

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) has caused quite the kerfuffle. On Monday, March 17, the KMT…

Protestors in Taiwan’s legislature in Taipei hold a banner, “Seventy-five percent of Taiwanese people demand item-by-item review,” on March 19, 2014. (Patrick Lin/courtesy Reuters)

May 27, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Armed Islamic Group (Algeria, Islamists)

A profile of the Algerian terrorist organization, Armed Islamic Group (GIA).

May 13, 2009

Human Rights
Troubles Plague UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations was responsible for establishing universal human rights standards, but its image in recent years has been tarnished by the record of its main body charged with safeguarding rights.

February 26, 2017

International Organizations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The UN’s top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda but its impact has varied widely among office holders since 1946.

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December 19, 2016

Development
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 from December 11 to December 19, was comp…

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December 9, 2016

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 from December 3 to December 10, was compi…

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December 9, 2016

Human Rights
Fighting Corruption by Combating Sexual Extortion

This blog was coauthored with Lauren Hoffman, a former intern with the Women and Foreign Policy program. Today, December 9, is International Anti-Corruption Day, organized by the United Nations De…

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