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October 12, 2018

United States
Happy 243rd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 243 years-old tomorrow. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warl…

Navy Birthday 2018

August 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia and Canada

Saudi Arabia has ordered its ambassador to Canada to come home and has expelled the Canadian ambassador, stopped Saudia flights to Canada, stated that all new commerce with Canada will now be reviewe…

August 8, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Unpacking the Canadian/Saudi Spat

Last week, the Saudi government arrested two prominent women’s activists, the latest move in a series of incarcerations targeting women’s and civil society leaders in the Gulf kingdom. 

Saudi women celebrate the lifting of the driving ban on women in east Saudi Arabia.

January 15, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

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 January 8 to January 15, was compiled by …

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November 18, 2013

Regional Organizations
Wherefore Art Thou ASEAN? Typhoon Haiyan’s Teachable Moment

Below is a guest post by Jeffrey Wright, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan blasted through the heart of the Philippine…

A survivor carries water cans as he searches for fresh water in an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban

November 18, 2011

International Organizations
Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

An Afghan man from the Badghis region of northern Afghanistan speaks with Sima Samar (R), the deputy chairperson of the Loya Jirga grand assembly, in Kabul June 15, 2002. (Caren Firouz/ Courtesy Reut…

Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding