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September 21, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
CFR Digital Interactive Explores Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security

While recurrent armed conflicts, expanded extremist networks, and record levels of displacement remain defining features of global security, standard peacemaking methods continue to overlook a proven…

Updates, Women's Participation in Peace Processes

September 13, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Twenty-Five Years Since the Oslo Accords: Tzipi Livni and Zahira Kamal on Women’s Contributions to Peace

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

Palestinian and Israeli women march together near the Jordan River, as part of an event organized by "Women Wage Peace," which calls for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. October 8, 2017.

October 13, 2017

Gender
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…

India girls

October 2, 2017

Islamic State
'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'

Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring. 

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March 23, 2015

Israel
Netanyahu Has the Last Laugh

Wow. Just wow. The river of commentary about Israel’s recent election and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just keeps flowing. As I sat down to write this another piece popped into my inbox…

Netanyahu Has The Last Laugh

February 10, 2015

Israel
Buji and Bibi

Israel’s election campaign continues day after day, hot and heavy, with five weeks to go. Prime Minister Netanyahu has struck a blow with the best campaign ad so far, and it can be found here with En…

December 30, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Can the Middle East Navigate Democracy?

Major democracies have an obligation to assist local civil society in countries where popular demands for reform have not been met, says expert Mark P. Lagon.

December 19, 2014

Israel
UN Shouldn’t Force Israel’s Hand

A UN Security Council vote pushing Israel to leave the Palestinian territories by 2017 would likely undermine the peace process, says expert David Makovsky.  

December 11, 2014

United States
This Week: Torture Report Reactions, Failed Yemen Rescue, and a Deadly Palestinian Protest

Significant Developments CIA Torture Report. Official reaction in the Middle East to the release yesterday of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on torture has been muted so far, wit…

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December 4, 2014

United States
This Week: Mubarak’s Acquittal Challenged and Israel’s Government Dissolves

Significant Developments Egypt. Egypt’s top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he plans to appeal an Egyptian court’s dismissal of all remaining charges against former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. …

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters as he returns to Maadi military hospital in Cairo November 29, 2014 (Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).