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March 29, 2012

Kenya
Election Monitoring: Power, Limits, and Risks

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Judith Kelley examines the achievements, shortcomings, and drawbacks of international election monitoring, arguing that it merits both enthusiasm and healthy skep…

October 21, 2020

Human Trafficking
Revitalizing Human Trafficking Policy Twenty Years In

This blog post was authored by Olivia Enos, senior policy analyst in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, and Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer of Friends of the Global Fight Agains…

Protesters march in a "Walk to Freedom" to demonstrate against human trafficking in Berlin.

August 14, 2020

World War II
Five Movies About World War II Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about the second World War.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: Mrs. Miniver/TMDB; Schindler’s List/Amazon; The Longest Day/Amazon; Hacksaw Ridge/IMDB; Saving Private Ryan/Fathom Events; Twelve O’Clock High/Heritage Auctions.

May 13, 2020

Women and Women's Rights
Ambassadors for Gender Equality: Who They Are, What They Do, and Why They Matter

Since the United States appointed the first-ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues in 2009, ten more countries have followed, creating new posts focused on women's rights and gender equal…

U.S. Ambassador Melanne Verveer

February 26, 2004

Defense Technology
Nonlethal Weapons and Capabilities

Integrating nonlethal weapons (NLW) more widely into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped limit the widespread looting and sabotage that occurred after th…

May 18, 2018

United States
The Reality of Modern Slavery

From debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

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December 16, 2015

Health
The Future of the WHO: Lessons Learned and Priorities for Institutional Reform

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa underscored the i…

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attend a meeting at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, during the height of the Ebola crisis on October 1, 2014.

September 10, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Gulf War

Experts discuss the legacy of the Gulf War.

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November 21, 2014

Cyber Week in Review: November 21, 2014

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: China hosted a global Internet conference this week, where China’s Internet regulator and Pre…

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma speaks to Fadi Chehade, president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), on November 19, 2014 . (Courtesy Reuters/China Daily)

April 7, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Rand Paul, GOP Presidential Candidate

Is America ready for a "Libertarian-ish" president? We are about to find out. Today Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) formally announced his presidential campaign, making him the second Republican candidate, …

Rand Paul Announcement