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August 4, 2015

Americas
Review of State Building in Latin America

Hillel Soifer’s new book, State Building in Latin America, presents an interesting historical perspective on today’s current state capacity in Latin America, and why some countries are so much better…

August 28, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Mere State-Building in Palestine

How can a Palestinian state be built? For those who believe that the "two-state outcome" is important, and this includes the governments of Europe and the United States, that’s a critical question. F…

June 7, 2017

Gender
Building Inclusive Economies

A new report from the Women and Foreign Policy program, launched this week, highlights the undeniable connection between women's economic participation and prosperity.    Over the past two decades,…

Working women in India

June 22, 2016

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reconfiguring USAID for State-Building

Nation-building abroad has become a neuralgic term in American politics. Opposition to nation-building abroad is one of the few things that President Barack Obama and Donald Trump can agree on. And y…

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December 6, 2017

United States
Building a Foreign Policy Response

This panel examines what foreign policy responses are at the United States’ disposal to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and how it could learn from countries that have fac…

Play Building a Foreign Policy Response

June 1, 2017

Development
Building Inclusive Economies

Given the strong evidence of the returns on women’s economic inclusion, this issue merits a higher place on the U.S. economic and foreign policy agenda. The Donald J. Trump administration should build on recent reforms to promote inclusive economies and launch an effort to address legal barriers to women’s economic participation; increase access to capital, especially among small- and medium-sized enterprises; catalyze investment in women; promote technology and innovation; and support research and data collection in this area.

A woman makes brooms at her roadside stand on a busy street in Ahmedabad, India. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

April 11, 2018

West Africa
China to Build New ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and China have signed a memorandum of understanding in which Beijing will fund and build a new ECOWAS headquarters building in Abuja, Nigeria.

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May 22, 2015

Asia
Building the New Silk Road

The United States and China have developed competing visions for reviving ancient trade routes connecting Asia and Europe. The U.S. diplomatic strategy focuses on Afghanistan, while China hopes to ec…

Camels in Pakistan

January 16, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Anger Builds Over President Trump’s Racist Comments

His racist and anti-African rhetoric is likely to strengthen the hand of those in Africa that would see their countries turn away from the West and towards more authoritarian governments, like those of Russia and China.

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June 6, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Three Measures That Could Pave the Way to Building Successful Cyber Norms

Although states have sought to develop norms that constrain destabilizing behavior in cyberspace, they have struggled to make them stick. Here are three things state and non-state actors should consi…

Trump-Putin Meeting