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July 18, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The World Health Organization

Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises.

Health-care workers treat Ebola patients at a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Liberia.

June 25, 2018

International Organizations
AIIB: Is the Chinese-led Development Bank a Role Model?

The following is a guest post from Tamar Gutner, associate professor of international relations at American University’s School of International Service, who is writing a book about the birth and des…

Picture shows the logo of AIIB on a stone in front of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank building on January 17, 2016 in Beijing, China.

May 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation: Progress and Challenges

Despite the relationship between women’s labor force participation and growth, legal barriers continue to inhibit women’s economic potential around the world. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Women…

Podcast Women trainees during a Female Dump Truck Driver Programme training session held by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), in Tharparkar, Pakistan. September 21, 2017.

April 5, 2018

Donald Trump
Foreign Affairs Issue Launch: Letting Go: Trump, America, and the World

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the March/April 2018 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Sarah Margon and Jake Sullivan. 

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February 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Economic Opportunity Starts in the Family

Today nearly 90 percent of nations still have laws on the books that block women’s work, including discriminatory laws and customs surrounding family life that perpetuate unequal access to assets and…

Podcast Women carry baskets with food items at a market in Blantyre, Malawi

January 9, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women's Land Rights

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of …

Podcast Women's land rights - India

November 29, 2017

China
To Make China’s Female Entrepreneurs Count, Let’s Go Beyond Just Counting Them

Natalie Au is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week, the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit began in Hyderabad, India, focusing on the theme of “Women…

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September 23, 2016

Greece
A Conversation With Nikos Kotzias

Nikos Kotzias discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Greece.

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December 7, 2015

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Ukraine’s Decisive Moment

Budget debates are often dry affairs, but not so in Kiev. By the end of this month, the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) must decide on a budget that will have profound effects on the future cou…

May 7, 2015

Human Rights
Rethinking Accountability at the World Bank

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Esq…

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