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September 26, 2013

Health
Emerging Voices: Lynn ElHarake on International Family Planning Efforts

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Lynn ElHarake, research associ…

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August 22, 2018

Maternal and Child Health
Pregnant in a War Zone: Why Respectful Maternity Care Matters in Humanitarian Settings

Last month, White Ribbon Alliance and the American Refugee Committee convened a first-of-its-kind consultation to forge a new path for prioritizing respectful maternity care in humanitarian settings…

Madame Marcus holds her five-minute-old baby boy after giving birth to her second child at a makeshift hospital run by B-FAST (Belgian First Aid and Support Team).

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…

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April 24, 2014

Human Rights
New Report on Strategies to Stop Child Marriage

This post is from Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) fellow, and Lynn ElHarake, research associate for the CFR Women and Foreign Policy Program. It has been edited from an origi…

Child bride Krishna, 12, plays on an improvised swing outside her house in a village near Baran, India,  July 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/Danish Siddiqui).

November 20, 2013

Human Rights
Ending Motherhood in Childhood

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Lynn ElHarake, research associ…

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March 13, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: HBR Proposes Strategy for U.S. Clean Technology

The Harvard Business Review proposes a 4-part strategy to shape the U.S. government’s role in promoting the cleantech industry. Recommendations include acting as an angel investor by making small inv…

Children take a look at photovoltaic solar technology being installed in Arcadia, Florida (Doug Murray/courtesy Reuters).

July 31, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: July 31, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a directive mandating that all cell pho…

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April 24, 2014

Gender
New Report on Strategies to Stop Child Marriage

This post is from Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) fellow, and Lynn ElHarake, research associate for the CFR Women and Foreign Policy Program. It has been edited from an origi…

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February 12, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tapping into Africa’s Potential: Why the Marginalized Matter

This is a guest post by Lynn ElHarake, research associate for the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Africa is now the world’s youngest continent,” writes Makhtar…

A woman sets up her shop at the Konyo Konyo market in Juba, South Sudan, May 12, 2012.

August 8, 2013

Political Transitions
Guest Post: What Happens When “Foreign Fighter” Means American?

Julia Trehu is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. As the civil war rages in Syria, the arrival of foreign combatants in the region has become a troubl…

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