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December 29, 2020

2020 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2020

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2020 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends a memorial service for late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui at a chapel of Aletheia University in New Taipei City, Taiwan September 19, 2020.

August 25, 2020

Nigeria
Niger Attack Demonstrates Islamic State in West Africa’s Growing Reach

The area between Niamey, Niger and Niger State, Nigeria will not be spared from jihadist groups’ attacks any longer and ISWA’s two branches, Shekau’s faction, and Ansaru will all be competing for recruits in the same areas.

Six Nigerian soldiers, in an armored truck, hold up a flag seized from Boko Haram. The flag is black, with a white circle in the middle with black Arabic writing.

February 22, 2017

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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February 22, 2017

Iran
The Problem of Mr. Kerry’s Comment

Secretary of State Kerry has been busy in the last few days, making additional concessions to Iran and insulting anyone who wants to stop him--or even comment on what he’s doing. On the "major new co…

February 22, 2017

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).

February 22, 2017

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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May 8, 2017

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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