Day: <span>May 7, 2018</span>

U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights

Kelly Shannon argues that since the late 1970s, the issue of women’s human rights in Islamic societies has become increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. Based on an analysis of a wide range of sources and historical actors—including journalists, academics, activists, NGOs, the U.S. public, Muslim women, Islamic fundamentalists, and U.S. policymakers—Shannon's research challenges traditional interpretations of U.S. foreign policy that assert the primacy of “hard power” concerns in U.S. decision making.Read More