Senior Analyst, Special Initiatives
Emily Prey is a Senior Analyst at The New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy in DC. She served as an advisor and contributed to New Lines’ groundbreaking independent expert reports: The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention and An Independent Legal Analysis of the Russian Federation’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent. Her work has been published in several international publications including Foreign Policy, The Dhaka Tribune, and Praxis Journal of Human Security.
She has been interviewed by international media including CNN, Radio France International, ilGiornale, and Radio Free Asia for her expertise on gender, conflict-related sexual violence, and genocide. Emily has briefed Members of Congress and their staff on genocide and conflict-related sexual violence. She is the founder of ‘Gendering Geopolitics’, a popular Twitter Live series where she uses a gendered lens to interview prominent female diplomats, journalist, activists and more around the world for just ten minutes on a particular issue.
Prior to joining New Lines, she served as Project Manager of the Financial Integration in Displacement Initiative of the International Rescue Committee at Tufts University. She has also worked with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and multiple global NGOs. She has several years of experience living and working in international development settings in Southeast Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East. She obtained her Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and her Bachelors in History from Williams College. She tweets at @eepreylove.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to roll back the protections for abortion access will have consequences far beyond women’s healthcare in the United States. The decision will affect force readiness for the U.S. military, Washington’s international standing, and the ability for the U.S. to provide ability to provide effective humanitarian aid abroad. In this Dossier, Emily Prey and Kinsey Spears examine the far-reaching effects of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and the steps the U.S. government should take to protect abortion care and bodily autonomy.
Washington must employ a strategic gender analysis when considering how to counter Beijing’s exportation of patriarchal authoritarianism.
The United States is attempting to complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan while preventing the Taliban from eroding the progress the U.S. spent nearly 20 years and approximately $1 trillion to create. This process is likely to involve using military, financial, and political tools to establish some semblance of a balance of power between the Taliban and the government in Kabul. Our senior analysts weigh in on how the Biden administration should approach this fragile situation.
Understanding how the current practice of bacha bazi is linked with the oppression of women’s rights, human rights violations, and pedophilia will be important for the Biden administration as it navigates its new relationship with Afghanistan.