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August 18, 2016

Syrian Civil War
Understanding the Battle for Aleppo

The battle for Aleppo has taken a staggering civilian toll, and it is likely to escalate because both regime and opposition forces see the city as crucial to a political endgame, says expert Lina Kha…

December 14, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
#MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

The #MeToo campaign has spread across the globe, with women in eighty-five countries and counting using the hashtag to call attention to pervasive sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

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September 15, 2016

Human Rights
Child and Forced Marriage in the United States

This week marks the launch of the PBS NewsHour two-part series, Child and Forced Marriage in America – an issue I have been reporting on since 2012, and that CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program ha…

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October 17, 2013

Regional Organizations
Start Spreading the News: Can Cities Govern the World?

Benjamin Barber doesn’t just love cities. He’s convinced they hold the secret to effective, democratic global governance. As nation-states and international institutions flail in addressing transnati…

Mayors pose for picture during the Rio+C40 Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change in Rio de Janeiro

June 6, 2007

Religion
Religious Conversion and Sharia Law

A Malaysian court’s ruling against a Muslim convert to Christianity highlights the difficulties of blending sharia law with modern legal frameworks.

May 28, 2010

Democracy
Colombia: Moving Beyond ’Narco-Democracy’

Colombian presidential candidate Antanas Mockus has generated surprising support for his campaign of transparency and change, but the winner will need to reassure voters that security improvements wi…