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October 11, 2018

Afghanistan
Building a Skilled GirlForce: Lessons from Roya Mahboob

On International Day of the Girl, we celebrate Roya Mahboob, Afghanistan's first female tech CEO. Roya works to open doors for the next generation of women leaders in STEM through mentoring, coaching…

Members of Afghan robotics girls team work on their robots in Herat province.

August 28, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Why the United States Pays More For Transit Projects

Stephen Smith contrasts efficiently managed transit construction projects in Europe and Asia with costly and lengthy U.S. projects (Bloomberg). Depleted staffs have made it difficult for transit agen…

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January 7, 2019

India
Women This Week: A Wall of Women

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 December 30 to January 5, was compiled wi…

Women hold placards in a solidarity rally in support of "Women's Wall" organised by the women in the southern state of Kerala to pledge for gender equality in the southern state.

May 7, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
European Default Risk Replaces Inflation Risk

Before the creation of the euro, European governments borrowed at very different rates. In July 1995, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain all had to pay at least 4% more than Germany on their borrow…

European Default Risk Replaces Inflation Risk

December 2, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
Luck of the Irish Hinges on Banks

The EU-IMF Irish bailout gives Ireland a window of opportunity to solve its problems, but how large a window is it? Although the €85 billion headline number appears to be very large, at over 50% o…

Luck of the Irish Hinges on Banks