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08 Jan 2019 description

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential crises or conflicts around the world in the coming year in CFR’s annual survey.

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16 Nov 2018 description

Researchers and practitioners should pay greater attention to the human beings at the center of conflict politics.

Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Strength Through Peace

Gerrit Kurtz is a PhD researcher and Christoph Meyer is a professor of European and international politics at King's College London.

24 Oct 2018 description

U.S. programs can make the Northern Triangle a better place to live than to leave.

As several thousand Central American migrants moved through Honduras, Guatemala and into Mexico on their way toward the United States, President Trump tweeted that he would begin cutting off foreign aid to these countries.

17 Jul 2018 description

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Gary M. Cohen and Dr. Daniela Ligiero.

Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Rachel Vogelstein

18 May 2018 description

During its fifteen years, PEPFAR has become one of the most important global health initiatives ever launched. However, its influence is fading, threatening the global fight against HIV/AIDS as the struggle against the pandemic faces a turning point.

Expert Brief by David P. Fidler

10 May 2018 description

Since becoming the World Bank Group General Counsel, Sandie Okoro has supported the World Bank’s initiative to address gender-based violence as part and parcel of economic development.

Blog Post by Catherine Powell

22 Dec 2017 description

The past year saw the ongoing historic displacement of millions from conflict and persecution, and a weak response from the world’s richest nations to address the problems.

Interview by Eleanor Albert

David Miliband, Interviewee

December 22, 2017

13 Dec 2017 description

In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and poverty to improving women’s rights.

Article by Claire Felter

December 13, 2017

The year 2017 was marked by conflict, instability, and humanitarian crises. But there were bright spots as well. CFR editors cite ten areas where progress has been reported.

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21 Nov 2017 description

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Ambassador Cathy Russell, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and member of the board of directors of Women for Women International.

13 Oct 2017 description

Blog Post by Rachel Vogelstein and Jamille Bigio

Last week, the United States government enacted the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which was signed into law by President Trump on October 6. The bipartisan act will strengthen efforts to prevent, mitigate, and resolve conflict by increasing women’s participation in negotiation and mediation processes.

Here are three things to know about this new law:

It recognizes the critical link between women’s participation and peace

07 Feb 2017 description

Authors: Claire Felter, Assistant Copy Editor/Writer, and James McBride, Senior Online Writer/Editor, Economics


30 Nov 2016 description

by Rachel Vogelstein and Anne Connell

November 29, 2016

19 May 2016 description

A new Report Card on International Cooperation finds that multilateral action on most of the critical transnational threats has shown progress, but is still inadequate in addressing terrorism and other violent conflicts.

29 Apr 2016 description

In March 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) International Institutions and Global Governance program held a workshop on the shortcomings of the institutions, financing mechanisms, and legal frameworks for managing refugee flows, delivering humanitarian assistance, and handling asylum applications, and prospects for reform. The workshop was made possible by the support of the Robina Foundation. The views described here are those of workshop participants only and not those of CFR or the Robina Foundation.

11 Nov 2015 description

Author: Zachary Laub, Online Writer/Editor

Tens of thousands of Eritreans have arrived at Europe's shores in recent years seeking asylum. They make up a significant share of the unprecedented stream of migrants and refugees making their way to the European Union, undertaking dangerous journeys while challenging the bloc to find a collective response consistent with refugee law.

09 Oct 2015 description


David Miliband, president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the global state of humanitarian and development aid and offers recommendations for making relief more efficient and effective, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

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07 Oct 2015 description

Few issues arouse such strong passions as immigration, where concrete economic and social challenges overlap with the fundamental concept of national identity. It is thus not surprising that Europe is having difficulty in coming to grips with the current refugee crisis.

23 Jul 2014 description

How to End Child Marriage
Authors: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, and Lynn S. ElHarake


Child Brides, Global Consequences is a collection of two previously published CFR Working Papers on child marriage: "High Stakes for Young Lives" and "Fragile States, Fragile Lives."