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December 30, 2019

Global
Ten American Foreign Policy Notables Who Died in 2019

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2019 who through…

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July 3, 2019

Iran
Iran, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Ever-Complex Geopolitics of Oil

In a sign that anxiety about oil security of supply isn’t what it used to be, the Group of Twenty (G20) meeting broke up this week with no big joint statements regarding how to protect the freedom of…

Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh reacts towards journalists as he arrives for an OPEC and NON-OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 2, 2019.

February 15, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women and Girls in STEAM Education

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Carol Jenkins, …

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September 5, 2017

Israel
Israeli Foreign Aid to American Jews

It was bound to happen, sooner or later. With the rapid increase over the years in Israel's GDP and in its population, Israel is no longer a poor country that needs the philanthropy of American Je…

November 23, 2016

Donald Trump
Trump May Inadvertently Force Netanyahu’s Hand

The election of Donald Trump has fueled an intense struggle within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over the future disposition of the West Bank that Israel has occupied for nea…

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November 2, 2016

China
Can China Reduce Its National Savings Rate with More Social Insurance?

Andrew Batson recently pushed back a bit against my attempt to frame one of China’s core macroeconomic problems as “too much savings.” He argues that policies to bring down savings have been tried in…

February 22, 2016

New Cyber Brief: Protecting Data Privacy With User-Friendly Software

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched its sixth Cyber Brief. This one is authored by Sara “Scout” Sinclair Brody. Protecting the privacy of user data from unauthorized access is ess…

CFR Net Politics Cyber Brief

November 19, 2015

International Organizations
From MDGs to SDGs: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Implementing UHC

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. This year, the United Nations released a new set of development goa…

A six-year-old migrant from the Congo receives a medical check-up from a doctor at a refugee camp in Munich, Germany, on October 6, 2015.

October 20, 2015

You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings III

This is the third blog post in this series. The previous two were published in February and July, and highlight earlier academic findings. Elizabeth N. Saunders, “War and the Inner Circle: Democrat…

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