Four Ways ISIS Manipulates Gender Dynamics

Posted by on June 1, 2017
Four Ways ISIS Manipulates Gender Dynamics

The apparently ISIS-inspired attack, at a concert by Ariana Grande, whose fans are disproportionately young and female, has drawn heated argument about the roles gender and sexism play in terrorism. We want to move past the pundits to hear what terrorism scholars and impacted communities have to say. Today, Inclusive Security President Jacqueline O’Neill and […]

Talking Policy: Swanee Hunt on Inclusive Security

Posted by on May 30, 2017
Talking Policy: Swanee Hunt on Inclusive Security

This article was originally published by World Policy Journal. In spring 1994, Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. While news of the catastrophe reached all corners of the globe, the nation’s recovery and the key role of women are less often featured in the media. Swanee Hunt, former […]

Can Cellphones Stop Violence?

Posted by on February 17, 2017
Can Cellphones Stop Violence?

After Kenya’s contested presidential election erupted into ethnic violence in 2008, Alice Nderitu created the Uwiano Platform for Peace, a conflict prevention agency that encourages citizens to report warning signs of violence via their mobile phones. “In 2008, people had seen the violence coming,” she says, “but they didn’t know who to tell.” Uwiano focused […]

VIDEO: The Role of Women in Global Stability

VIDEO: The Role of Women in Global Stability

This interview, by Vago Muradian, originally appeared on Defense & Aerospace Report.  Inclusive Security’s Director, Jacqueline O’Neill, discusses the role of women in global stability with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the “2016 Halifax International Security Forum” in Canada.

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

This article, by Naomi Darom, was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. The 4,000 women gathered at the Qasr el Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River Valley to press for peace were a motley crew: old and young, Palestinian and Israeli, some raising their phones to film the crowd, others holding babies. Many […]

Feminist Foreign Policies are Gaining Popularity, and Increasing the Peace

Posted by on October 27, 2016
Feminist Foreign Policies are Gaining Popularity, and Increasing the Peace

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. Terrorists defying national borders, authoritarians clinging to power, increasing flows of desperate refugees: The next US president will inherit global challenges the standard foreign policy toolbox is ill-equipped to fix. The winner in November could respond by doubling […]

This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

Posted by on October 25, 2016
This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

This piece, by Carolyn Beeler and Christina Asquith, was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. The stench of diesel is in the air. Asima Naqvi is standing on the side of a noisy highway in Pakistan, one of the few women on the road. She wears a […]

“There’s No Shortage of Real Women to Fill This Role”

Posted by on October 25, 2016
“There’s No Shortage of Real Women to Fill This Role”

Our Director of Research, Marie O’Reilly, spoke with Yasmeen Khan of talkRADIO about reaction to the UN’s appointment of Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for global women’s empowerment. Listen here:

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: […]

A National Security Blind Spot

Posted by on October 19, 2016
A National Security Blind Spot

This article, by Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elizabeth Weingarten, was originally published by Project Syndicate. Erin Saltman saw a disturbing trend. For months, the senior counter-extremism researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue had obsessively tracked the profiles of more than 130 Western women who had joined the Islamic State (ISIS). Saltman and her team noticed […]

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