A new initiative to amplify foreign policy coverage by and about women.


The World Is Glad to See Biden Take Office

In major countries, the new U.S. president starts with favorable approval ratings from day one—with the notable exception of Russia.

The UNESCO logo is seen at the organization’s headquarters in Paris on Oct. 12, 2017.

Biden Should Rejoin UNESCO—but Not Without Getting Something in Return

If it comes back, the United States can push the organization to focus more on initiatives that further the country’s foreign-policy goals.

Then-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on Jan. 12.

No Amount of Swagger Can Dress Up Pompeo’s Legacy

The outgoing secretary of state prioritized his political ambitions over America’s interests.

On Women

Picture taken in January 1946 in London showing Eleanor Roosevelt attending a United Nations meeting.

After a Century of Lobbying, Women Are Finally Getting Top Jobs in Washington

Instead of talking about “binders full of women,” the new president has appointed several key female leaders in the national security agencies—but the U.S. government is still a long way from gender parity.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez watches President Donald Trump's State of the Union address

It Takes More Than a Diverse Cabinet to Advance a Feminist Foreign Policy

The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars.

Michèle Flournoy testifies during a hearing before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on Sept. 24, 2009.

Why the Pentagon Remains a Battlefield for Women

A woman was passed over to lead the Pentagon—but it’s the entire country that’s missing out.

Family members of missing Pakistanis hold photos of their relatives at a Pashtun Tahafuz Movement protest rally in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 13, 2018.

Protest and Purdah in Pakistan

How the Pashtun Protection Movement became a release valve for women’s anger.

Activists from the Population Connection Action Fund hold signs as they project a message onto the Trump International Hotel to protest the Global Gag Rule in Washington on Jan. 23, 2019.

Rescinding the Global Gag Rule Isn’t Enough

If U.S. President-elect Joe Biden wants to champion gender equality and reproductive rights, he can’t just roll back Trump-era policies.

Load 10 More Articles On Women

By Women

Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up their phones with messages referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory at a campaign rally at Las Vegas Convention Center on Feb 21, 2020.

The Internet Is a Crime Scene

How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on a stage in Delaware.

What to Expect in Biden’s First 100 Days in Foreign Policy

From climate change to China to ending the forever wars, here are 10 of the biggest challenges facing the Biden foreign-policy team as it takes office.

U.S. President-elect Joe

Biden Can Reinvent American Power for a Post-Trump World

The U.S. president-elect promises a humble foreign policy. That can start by coming to terms with America’s diminished capacity to lead the world after Trump.


The Return of Containment

What the Cold War policy means for our current moment.

Janine di Giovanni in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in January 2010.

The First Draft of History

Why the decline of foreign reporting makes for worse foreign policy.

Load 10 More Articles By Women