Harvard International Review

Current Feature: Gender & International Relations

Campaign against Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in Uganda. By Amnon Shavit. [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Personal Violence, Public Matter: Evolving Standards in Gender-Based Asylum Law

In August 2014, the US Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the highest immigration tribunal in the country, conceded that women fleeing domestic violence could meet the refugee definition and...


"Child-friendly spaces" like this one to the north of the country provide a sanctuary and some safety from violence and development struggle in Africa

A Vexing Issue Revisited: Confronting Africa’s Development Challenges

Over the past decade, African countries have experienced varying economic and political fortunes. Several economies, such as the ones of Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda and...

Can a Post-Crisis Country Survive in the Time of Ebola? Issues Arising with Liberia’s Post-war Recovery

Overview We suspect that the first case of the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) began with the illness of a two-year old...
Women from the Association of the Families of the Disappeared demonstrate in front of the palace of the government during the military rule of Pinochet. By Museum of Memory and Human Rights. CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Latin America: A Backlash in Human Rights?

As a source of political upheaval, Latin America has to a large extent abandoned international news headlines. Since the two-decade-long democratization process unleashed from 1978 to 2000, countries...
US President Barack Obama with Hu Jintao, former General Secretary of the Communist Party. By White House (Pete Souza), public domain, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Beijing’s Ménluó Doctrine: If it was good for America, should it be good for China?

Beijing has an incremental foreign policy in the South China Sea, which appears to resonate with America’s Monroe Doctrine. When the increasingly assertive new...