January 11, 2019Women and Women's Rights
Fionnula D. Ní Aoláin, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, discussed her work to mainstream gender analysis thro…
December 18, 2018U.S. Foreign Policy
On December 13, Ambassador John Bolton, President Donald J. Trump’s national security advisor, delivered the administration’s long-awaited encyclical on Africa before an overflow audience at the Heritage Foundation. In a typically blunt manner, Ambassador Bolton characterized China’s policies toward Africa as rapacious and neo-colonial, expressing concern that China would use its leverage over states heavily indebted to it in return for a monopolistic hold on the continent’s natural resource bounty.
November 9, 2018Women and Women's Rights
As the world moves deeper into the digital age, international organizations, businesses, and governments grapple with questions about how technology challenges and reinforces biases. Dr. Safiya Noble…
October 25, 2018Ethiopia
In a cabinet reshuffle last week, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed ten female ministers, comprising half of the all cabinet posts. Days later, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame announced that Rwanda’s new cabinet would also be gender-balanced. The Ethiopian parliament elected its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde.
October 18, 2018Cybersecurity
What explains the proliferation of cyber capabilities?