On the Campaign Trail with Saudi Arabia’s First Women Candidates

Saudi women are running for office in upcoming municipal elections for the first time -- and discovering the rules as they go.


A Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Saudi Arabia

A landmark change in law has given the Kingdom’s women the right to vote. But a host of cultural and legal barriers will prevent strong turnout at the polls.


Congo’s Government Backtracks on Banning Explosive Documentary About Rape

A documentary about rape was banned last month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After international scrutiny, the Congolese reversed that ban this week.

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I thought women didn’t belong in infantry. After leaving, realized I was quite wrong.

“Two female Marines will be joining our platoon. They’ll serve as female searchers. Treat them with the utmost respect.”


Where Women Are Leading the Peace

A new study shows where — and how — women are at the vanguard of ending conflict. And why their voices make armistices stronger.


Leaning From Behind

The troubling lack of women in the world of foreign-policy making and media.

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Women in infantry: It isn’t ‘if,’ it’s ‘when.’ So quit whining and get out of the way.

By Carl Forsling Best Defense guest columnist In every area of life, women and men are becoming more integrated. That’s not only a product of ...


Global Thinkers Podcast Featuring Malala Yousafzai

David Rothkopf talks to Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, on education equality and the value of dreaming big.

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It’s not ‘a man, man’s world’ and neither is war: Gender integration in the Infantry

James Brown (and Cher) were wrong. It is neither a man’s nor a woman’s world. The same goes for war.


We’re Ready for a Madam Secretary-General

It's time to hand Turtle Bay over to a woman.

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