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February 3, 2023

Saudi Arabia
Women This Week: Saudi Arabia to Sponsor the 2023 Women’s World Cup

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 covers January 28 to February 3.

Soccer Football - FIFA Women's World Cup Australia and New Zealand - UEFA Qualifiers - Group C - Netherlands v Iceland - Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands - September 6, 2022 Netherlands' Stephanie van der Gragt celebrates scoring their first goal with Romee Leuchter, Fenna Kalma, Kerstin Casparij and teammates.

January 11, 2023

United States
How Does the U.S. Government Use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the world’s largest stockpile of emergency crude oil, has helped shield the United States from energy supply crunches, but debate persists over its management.

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June 9, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Shields of the Republic

Is America’s alliance system so quietly effective that politicians and voters fail to appreciate its importance in delivering the security they take for granted?

November 30, 2017

Donald Trump
Lisa Monaco on Threats to U.S. Homeland Security

New York University School of Law's Lisa Monaco joins CFR's Robert McMahon to discuss the threats facing U.S. homeland security.

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March 7, 2016

United States
Lisa O. Monaco on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Lisa O. Monaco discusses threats to U.S. homeland security as well as counterterrorism strategy against ISIS.

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March 31, 2017

United States
End to Euphrates Shield, but Not to U.S.-Turkey Tensions

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the end of Operation Euphrates…

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January 17, 2023

United States
The Violent Far-Right Terrorist Threat to the Republican Party and American Conservatism

In addition to minority communities and those on the political left, far-right and white supremacist extremism threatens violence against Republicans as well.

January 6

January 15, 2013

Economics
Emerging Voices: Lisa Martilotta on Women’s Employment in Rwanda

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Lisa Martilotta, a principle…

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January 3, 2023

Technology and Innovation
The War Over the World's Most Critical Technology: A Conversation with Chris Miller

Semiconductors have become a major geopolitical issue, especially in the U.S.-China rivalry. David Sacks and Chris Miller discuss how semiconductors became a flash point and what the future holds for…

Workers wearing white PPE move stacks of semiconductors around a large room with glass walls.

August 29, 2017

North Korea
Can Ballistic Missile Defense Shield Guam From North Korea?

Attempts by the United States and Japan to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles headed toward Guam could fail and undermine the credibility of missile defense.

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