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August 29, 2018

Australia
Morrison_8.24.2018 Australia’s New Brutal Politics—Not New, and Not That Brutal

Tom Switzer is executive director of the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney and a presenter at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National.  As Australia welcomes Scott Morrison a…

September 30, 2016

Economics
Podcast Martha Chen Roundtable - Informal Economy - RTX1QJYH .jpg A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

June 29, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
A Saudi woman celebrates as she drives her car in her neighborhood, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2018. Women This Week: Saudi Women at the Wheel

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, covering June 24 to June 29, was compiled with sup…

February 5, 2015

Australia
tony abbott g20 Tony Abbott Has To Go

Important: The views expressed on this blog are my own. The Council on Foreign Relations takes no positions on matters of policy or politics.  Is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott the most incom…

September 27, 2011

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

JAMES ZIRIN: This promises to be a really exciting program. We're delighted to have Foreign Minister Natalegawa with us. Just a few ground rules, which I'm compelled to inform you of, even though y…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

Indonesian minister of foreign relations, Marty Natalegawa, discusses Indonesia's relationship with the United States, China, and ASEAN, as well as efforts to overcome terrorism and international mar…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

LEE CULLUM: Let's get started. First I want to thank you, Richard, and Nancy (sp), and Megan (sp), and the meetings committee, who have put together -- meetings department, I should say -- who have …

February 10, 2015

Australia
abbott-parliament-feb2015 Tony Abbott Lives for Another Day – Now What?

Important: The views expressed on this blog are my own. The Council on Foreign Relations takes no positions on matters of policy or politics.  Just before New Year’s, I predicted that Australian Pri…

September 18, 2017

United States
Air Force Birthday The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

September 5, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast Krishna, 13, at her house in a village near Baran, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, July 17, 2012. Krishna married her husband when she was 11 and he was 13. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but marriages like these are common. Family Law Reform and Women’s Rights

Around the world, family law and criminal codes are rife with provisions that undermine women’s rights, safety, and economic opportunity. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, an advisor to the European Union o…