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November 18, 2017

Mugabe and Mubarak

Robert Mugabe is finally falling from power, after 37 years of vicious dictatorship that ruined his country. Why now? Was it the destruction of the economy? Jailing too many opponents? Too much in…

January 9, 2017

Human Rights
Trump Should Support the International Criminal Court

With the presidential transition underway, observers have noted with concern President-elect Trump’s hostility toward international institutions. As CFR Senior Fellow Stewart Patrick notes, “[T]here …


June 26, 2012

United States
Who Lost Egypt?

In a very interesting column entitled "Who Lost Egypt?" in today’s Wall Street Journal, my friend Bret Stephens proposes three answers: "the Egyptians, obviously;" the Obama and Bush administrations;…

August 5, 2011

Justice in Cairo?

The trial of Hosni Mubarak began this week. Throughout the world the indelible image of the former president in a cage was printed on page one of a thousand newspapers. Mubarak was a dictator, and v…

April 1, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Women’s Participation Saves Lives, Says Congressional Hearing

“Simply put, when women are at the negotiating table, success is more likely,” said Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), opening last week’s rare full congres…


October 3, 2014

International Organizations
Gaining Ground at the UN Human Rights Council

Below is a guest post by Daniel Chardell, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) wrapped up it…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 3, 2014.

November 13, 2012

International Organizations
November Surprise: The United States Wins Second Term on UN Human Rights Council

In the wake of the U.S. reelection to the UN Human Rights Council, Ryan Kaminski, the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Leo Nevas Human Rights Fellow, offers his an…

US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

September 5, 2012

The United States and Iran: Misaligned

I generally don’t write about Iran, and on the rare occasion that I do, I try my best to channel Ray Takeyh, Karim Sadjadpour, and Suzanne Maloney.  I’ll never come close to understanding Iran the wa…


January 25, 2012

January 25th and the Egypt the Revolution Has Made

This article was originally posted on ForeignAffairs.com on January 25th, 2012. Ain Sukhna is stunningly beautiful. After a two-hour drive east from Cairo through the featureless desert, the road ro…


June 1, 2012

International Organizations
The Human Rights Council: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Since the creation of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006, U.S. critics have repeatedly tarred the HRC as a feckless haven for human rights abusers and a platform for egregious attacks of Israel. …

US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva