President Biden and Vice President Harris recently announced the formation of a White House Gender Policy Council, which will protect and uplift the rights of people of all genders both here in the U.S. and abroad. The Council will focus on a wide range of issues including gender-based violence, racial justice, foreign policy, and health care. Join Newlines Institute’s panel of experts as we discuss the creation of this new Council, its significance to U.S. domestic and foreign affairs, and which issues it should tackle first.
The Russian private military group Wagner’s past behavior in Africa has exploited resources and created violence in the name of profit. The group is likely to serve as a model for Russia’s foreign policy activities on the continent.
Calvin Wilder and Aram Shabanian explore the late August's clashes between the SDF and Arab tribes in Eastern Syria
Nearly 30 years after the Dayton Accords, the Balkans are slipping toward violence again. Intraregional tensions are rising, and outside powers and far-right political parties are trying to capitalize on the situation.