“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.” ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading
Security and Governance
A few weeks ago, the White House joined others in launching the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses. The star-studded 30-second video urges everyone to stand up against sexual violence and culminates with President Obama … Continue Reading
This week, the birth of a baby somewhere took the world population past the 7 billion mark. That’s something to celebrate. Few thought the world could sustain that many people, ever – yet here we are.
Originally posted on the Huffington Post In explaining the uprisings in the Middle East this past month, commentators have discussed demography almost as much as democracy. And though most focused on the number of young people in the streets from … Continue Reading
Originally published in The New Security Beat In a meeting with business leaders in Lahore in late October, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pointedly warned of the potential economic impacts of Pakistan’s rapidly growing population: “There has to be…in … Continue Reading