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November 7, 2011

United States
HBO History Makers with Thad W. Allen

Retired Admiral Thad W. Allen discusses major events, such as Hurricane Katrina, that shaped his experience as admiral of the United States Coast Guard. This meeting is part of the HBO History Mak…

November 7, 2011

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Admiral Thad Allen

CAPTAIN MELISSA BERT: Good evening. I'd like to welcome everyone to tonight's History Makers series with Admiral Thad Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. On behalf of the council, I wou…

March 22, 2017

Arctic
The Arctic Is Integral to U.S. National Security

The Arctic should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, says Thad Allen, co-chair of CFR’s Independent Task Force on the Arctic. 

March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

September 5, 2017

Afghanistan
Afghanistan women's land rights Reforming Women's Property Rights in Afghanistan

On paper, the law is clear: men and women enjoy equal property rights under Afghanistan's 2004 constitution. But on-the-ground reality says otherwise as a combination of tradition and customary laws …

August 16, 2017

Egypt
Woman in front of bank in Cairo, Egypt Financing Egypt’s "Missing Middle"

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) recently launched an initiative that will dedicate approximately $1.6 billion to fund the country's microfinance industry. The new program is part of CBE's broader fin…

October 20, 2017

Gender
New zealand 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 October 13 to October 20, was compiled wi…

October 26, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Burundi peacekeepers Women's Participation in Peace and Security Processes

This week marks the seventeen-year anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The international agreement acknowledges the dispropor…

October 13, 2017

Gender
India girls 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 October 6 to October 13, was compiled wit…

April 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
How the Trump Administration Can Help Combat Kleptocracy in Africa

A policy of combating kleptocracy across sub-Saharan Africa would strengthen the national security of the United States, and the Donald J. Trump administration should start with Nigeria and South Africa.