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March 5, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Emerging Voices: Leonard Wantchekon on a Global University in West Africa

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Leonard Wantchekon, founder …

somalia mogadishu african school of economics

June 20, 2014

Bangladesh
Bangladesh: Behemoth Garment Industry Weathers the Storm

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to participate in an excellent conference focused on Bangladesh, its development, and its garment industry hosted by Harvard University. The organizers did a tr…

Bangladesh_Garment_Industry

March 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
International Women's Day

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, an internationally-celebrated day dedicated to recognizing the social, political, economic, and cultural contributions women have made globally and hi…

International Women's Day

February 13, 2018

Women and Women's 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 February 3 to February 13, was compiled w…

Iran women protests

October 15, 2009

Media
Reporting on the Cold War ’At its Most Frigid’

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

American obituaries

September 29, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Weekend Reading: The Yom Kippur War

Who knew that Leonard Cohen flew to Israel during the conflict to sing to Israeli troops?   From Disaster to (Limited) Victory. An Egyptian officer’s view of the Ramadan War.

Israeli Tanks Cross the Suez Canal

June 23, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals VI

This is the sixth blog post in this series. The previous five were published in February, July, and October 2015, and January and May 2016, and highlight earlier academic findings. This post was coau…

woman looks into a book

May 5, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Trump to Cut Foreign Aid Budgets, Opening South and Central Asia's Door to Chinese Influence

It looks like U.S. President Donald J. Trump's plan to reduce the foreign aid budget will come at a cost to his administration's other aims in South and Central Asia. Some of the cuts come as no s…

Trump to Cut Foreign Aid Budgets, Opening South and Central Asia's Door to Chinese Influence

January 18, 2017

Asia
Fighting Bangladesh’s Sweatshops

In late December, tens of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers went on strike, shutting down over fifty factories making fast-fashion clothes for international brands including Gap, H&M, and Zara…

A dye factory worker suns fabric after washing them in Narayanganj near Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 25, 2016 (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain).