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October 18, 2019

Democracy
Tenth Annual Back-to-School Event: Live! The World Next Week

CFR's annual Back-to-School Event celebrated the tenth anniversary of The World Next Week podcast with James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Deborah S. Amos.

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September 5, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Behind the Screen: Gender, the Digital Workforce, and the Hidden World of Content Moderation

As user-generated content on the internet continues to increase in popularity, the question of who moderates this content comes to the forefront when discussing the future of social media . Dr. Sarah…

Podcast A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015.

June 22, 2017

Cuba
What Expanding Internet Access in Cuba Could Mean for Women

Broadening access to the internet and other information and communication technology, such as mobile phones and social media, could be an important tool for women’s rights (and other human rights) in…

Gabriela Monteiro, 16, (R) and Gisele Rodriguez, 15, use the internet at a hotspot in Havana, Cuba.

May 24, 2017

Gender
Postcard from Havana: A Lack of Childcare Leaves Cuban Women in Quandary

As my own spring break approached this past March, I decided to take a couple of my students to this Caribbean destination to explore the impact of Obama-era policies on Cubans. We were surprised by what we learned about the opportunities and challenges facing Cuban women.

A young couple walks with their baby on Havana's El Malecon seafront bolulevard (March 28, 2013)

October 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
The State of Slavery in Mauritania

Tyler Falish is a student in Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development and a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. T…

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August 11, 2014

The Cease Fire That Broke Itself

The Spanish language uses reflexive verbs more than English, and one of my favorite has always been "se cayo."  Roughly translated that means "it fell itself down" or "it broke itself." The closest E…

April 30, 2018

China
Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Er…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018.

February 7, 2018

Donald Trump
U.S. National Security Under the Trump Administration

Council on Foreign Relations 2/7/2018 Academic Conference Call on U.S. National Security Under the Trump Administration with John O. Brennan

February 1, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Obama To Propose Mortgage Relief

President Obama is expected to propose a mortgage relief program (WSJ) that would allow homeowners who are current on their payments to refinance into federally backed loans with lower interest rates…

May 30, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Eight More States Granted NCLB Waivers

The Washington Post reports that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced eight more states received waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. This brings the total number of states …

President Barack Obama discusses the first round of NCLB waivers on February 9, 2012 with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan looking on (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters).