International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child October 11, 2016   Every year since 2012, October 11 has been set aside to “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.”[1] The day calls global attention to the need to address these challenges while promoting girls’ empowerment and the advancement of their human rights.

China’s Role in the Middle East

December 2, 2016 - Washington, D.C. | In Partnership with Johns Hopkins - SAIS Join us for a discussion on China and how its policies and foreign investments are shaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Jessica Reilly: Live from the Panama Canal

Sailing Fellow Jessica Reilly and her husband Josh Moman will be passing through the Panama Canal this morning on their sailboat, the Oleada.  Follow her live through the canal cameras! Miraflores High Resolution Camera: Gatun Locks Camera:

The OIF’s Place in Politics

Past fellow Jean Benoit Nadeau discusses the role the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie plans to play in politics, security, and foreign affairs in his Le Devoir article.  

Most Likely to Destroy a Governor

Andrew Rice’s New York magazine article focuses on David Wildstein, former classmate of Chris Christie, and his involvement in the Bridgegate scandal.

Can Thailand Really Hide a Rebellion

Past fellow Matt Wheeler contributed an opinion piece in the New York Times, addressing the Malay-Muslim insurgents and the Thai government’s efforts to divert attention from them. The Washington Post interviewed Matt as well, regarding militant attacks

Putin’s Meddling in the U.S. Elections: How It Helps Him Back Home

Concerned about Russian meddling in the US Presidential election?  In Foreign Affairs, past Fellow Gregory Feifer analyzes Putin’s motivations, both in election meddling and in recent Russian cyber attacks. *Access to the full article requires a subscription

How Losing Can Bring an Emotional Windfall

Past Fellow Eve Fairbanks wrote an article about the value of consolation prizes, for the Washington Post website.  Her article details the importance of recognizing effort towards a greater goal and how society became more focused on “self-care” instead of consolation.  Eve argues that “self-care” is not true consolation,

For Girls’ Empowerment: What’s Education Got to Do With It?

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela ABUJA, Nigeria – “Are you sure you know where you are coming to?” asked my cousin in-law as we approached the northwestern state of Kaduna after a two hour road trip from Abuja. He was dropping me off at a bus stop on his way to Kano for a