The Woman Who Defied Iran
On the podcast: Masih Alinejad took off her headscarf and started a movement.
Those Who Dare to Bare Their Hair
Masih Alinejad is helping Iranian women challenge the regime — one hijab at a time.
Putin Doesn’t Care about Sex Trafficking
Russia could have done something to prevent sexual exploitation of foreign women during the World Cup. It chose not to.
Motherhood Is Kicking Indian Women Out of Work
A new act gives more maternity leave — and reinforces the same old patriarchal values.
Germany’s Post-Merkel Power Fraus
The German chancellor's most likely successors are both women — but the similarities end there.
U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness
Leaked reports reveal the organization's faulty forensics on sexual misconduct — and the culture of impunity they produce.
Women Write Better Constitutions
If you want to form a more perfect union, in Syria or elsewhere, you can’t rely on men.
Out With The Old: New Books on Collusion, Civil War, Doomsday, and Other Happy Tidings
FP staffers learn how democracies die and why Mussolini wrote a bodice ripper.
2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege
I used to be a smart-alecky conservative who scoffed at “political correctness.” The Trump era has opened my eyes.
The Crime of Gender Inequality in Global Health
There’s no way we’ll be able to grapple with the coming health crises unless we fix the gaping problem of women’s empowerment in global health.
I Was Hillary Clinton’s Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.
Men in positions of power need to do better. That includes me.
#MeToo Is All Too Common in National Security
I signed the letter, but didn’t think I deserved to be called a “survivor.” Until I started remembering the trail of abuse.
Reading rainbow: And yes, a list of security related books by women
A list on books about war and strategy
Amid a Saudi Purge, Women Face the Test of a Lifetime
As the kingdom experiences momentous change, women are keenly aware that the weight of history is on their shoulders.
Afghanistan Ranks Among the Worst Places for Girls to Get an Education
The United States poured millions into education in Afghanistan. Did it do anything?
Russians Don’t Understand Why Anyone Is Upset With ‘Girl Crazy’ Weinstein
In Putin’s Russia, discussion of sexual harassment and domestic violence are largely taboo.
After All This Time, the Military Is Continuing to Hide Its Rape Problem
Service members should be aware that if they are assaulted off post, they may have better options in the civilian justice system.
Marine captain: My Marine Corps doesn’t know how to treat its female members
The Marine Corps needs to ensure that women are not punished for choosing to have families.
The King Hands Over the Car Keys
How Saudi women finally grabbed the wheel from the country's religious conservatives.