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June 29, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict This Week: June 29, 2018

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

The Chakmarkul refugee camp is seen after a storm, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on June 10, 2018.

April 27, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Inclusion Riders for War and Peace

At the 2018 Academy Awards, Oscar winner Frances McDormand explained how movies can be more diverse: inclusion riders. This approach is one worth considering outside of Hollywood—including in the con…

U.N. mediator for Syria Staffan de Mistura with members of the Women Advisory Board during Syria peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 2016.

December 22, 2017

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Another Year of Record Displacement

The past year saw the ongoing historic displacement of millions from conflict and persecution, and a weak response from the world’s richest nations to address the problems.

Rohingya refugees wait for aid near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

December 4, 2017

Rohingya
The World’s Fastest-Growing Humanitarian Crisis

By now the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has resulted in more than 625,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh just since August 25. Last week, I wrote about Pope Franc…

Rohingya women and children wait to get distributed meals at Moynarghona refugee settlement near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera

November 6, 2017

Japan
Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

Abe's consumption tax hike stalled what until then had been a demand led recovery, leading to a three year period with no growth in domestic demand. 

Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

October 26, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Women's Participation in Peace and Security Processes

This week marks the seventeen-year anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The international agreement acknowledges the dispropor…

Burundi peacekeepers

October 4, 2017

Rohingya
Repatriating "Verified" Rohingya—Don't Hold Your Breath

The Bangladesh press highlighted yesterday that Myanmar once again has declared willingness to repatriate Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh—after a “verification” process. According to…

Rohingya refugees who just arrived by wooden boats from Myanmar reach out to receive some aid Teknaf, near Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

November 17, 2006

Mexico
Calderón Administration Offers “Fresh Start” for Damaged

The new Mexican president, Felipe Calderón, who will formally take office December 1, inherits significant domestic policy challenges and a bumpy relationship with the United States. “How these probl…

June 18, 2006

Mexico
Challenges for a Postelection Mexico

Overview The contentious July 2006 Mexican presidential election has placed Mexico squarely back on the U.S. foreign policy agenda. Following months of unrest in which supporters of Manuel Lópe…

September 20, 2017

Rohingya
Bangladesh: Poor, Stressed, but Last Place of Refuge for Rohingya

Although the tragedy of the Rohingya people has been unfolding for decades, the latest exodus of refugees to Bangladesh, fleeing violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, has become front-page news d…

Rohingya refugees wait for aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh September 20, 2017.