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May 31, 2024

Social Issues
Women This Week: Melinda Gates to Spend $1 Billion to Advance Women’s Issues

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 May 25 to May 31. 

Women's March activists gather outside the White House in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 9, 2022.

May 3, 2024

Sexual Violence
Women This Week: Reparations for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Ukraine

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 April 27 to May 3.

Two women react in front of a pile of rubble that is left of the cafe that hosted the wake and was hit by a Russian missile, following a Russian military strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the village of Hroza, Kharkiv region, Ukraine October 6,

February 17, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: Anthony Shadid

Above the Fold. Anthony Shadid, a New York Times foreign correspondent, died yesterday while covering the ongoing political upheaval in Syria. He wasn’t cut down by the violence of what is becoming a…

Anthony Shadid (right) with other New York Times journalists and Turkey's Ambassador to Libya on March 21, 2011. (Handout/courtesy Reuters)

May 10, 2024

Digital Policy
Cyber Week in Review: May 10, 2024

State Department releases digital diplomacy strategy; Microsoft bans police from using AI facial recognition; sixty eight companies sign CISA pledge; researchers discover whale alphabet; Microsoft in…

People walk past a poster simulating facial recognition software at the Security China 2018 exhibition on public safety and security in Beijing, China on October 24, 2018

March 22, 2024

Technology and Innovation
Cyber Week in Review: March 22, 2024

UN passes AI resolution; DOJ sues Apple; Google demonstrates new AI system; Supreme Court hears Murthy v. Missouri arguments; Secretary of State Blinken announces new information resilience initiativ…

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the media, before departing, at Ben Gurion International airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, March 22, 2024.

November 30, 2023

The Myanmar Army Could Actually Collapse—But Are the United States and Other Powers Ready for Such a Scenario?

Myanmar's military has recently suffered a string of defeats—but the U.S. government seems unprepared to face the country's potential state collapse.

Children sit in the back of a truck while a man in army fatigues holds a gun.

September 16, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The President’s Inbox Recap: AI’s Impact on the 2024 U.S. Elections

Expect the weaponization of artificial intelligence to further stress American democracy.

President Joe Biden as seen standing at a podium with the POTUS seal.

July 27, 2023

The Military Seizes Power in Niger

Pro-democracy forces must address the conditions that create fertile ground for coup d’états.

Supporters of the Nigerien defense and security forces gather during a demonstration outside the national assembly in Niamey on July 27, 2023.