TIME: Women’s Rights at Odds in Egypt’s Constitution Wars

December 9, 2012: Isobel Coleman says, “The role of women in society has been a contentious issue since the start of the transition.”


Radio Times: The Taliban Attack on Malala Yousufzai

October 17, 2012: Isobel Coleman speaks with public radio in Philadelphia about the shooting of Malala Yousufzai and what it says about Pakistan, its government, and the future of its people.


Fox News: Attack on Libyan Consulate

September 12, 2012: Isobel Coleman speaks about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.


Fox News: Analysis of Libya Ambassador’s Death

September 12, 2012: Isobel Coleman speaks with FOX News about the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.


CFR.org: Attacks in Libya, Egypt: Three Things to Know

September 12, 2012: The U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed and the U.S. embassy in Cairo came under attack in separate incidents apparently spurred by a video made in the United States that disparages Islam and the prophet Mohammad. Isobel Coleman, director of the CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, highlights three things to know about the attacks.

NPR: The Economic Challenges That Egypt Still Faces

July 3, 2012: Isobel Coleman speaks with NPR’s Market Place. Just one week ago Mohamed Morsi moved into the Egyptian presidential palace. Egypt has the region’s third-largest economy, but income per-person is near the bottom. Dr. Coleman is here to help us go in-depth on Morsi and the task ahead of him.


CFR.org: Egypt’s Presidential Elections: Three Things to Know

May 24, 2012: As Egyptians cast votes in their first free presidential election, Isobel Coleman, director of CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, highlights three ways in which it will shape the country’s future on CFR.org.


NPR: Women’s Rights In The Age Of The Arab Spring

March 5, 2012: Isobel Coleman speaks on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” about democratic transitions in Egypt and Tunisia. In Egypt, Islamists are assuming powerful roles. Many women’s rights activists fear that a shift toward democratically-elected Islamist rulers will limit personal and political freedom for women.


The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Egypt’s Women: Progress v Oppression

January 23, 2012: this week marks the one-year anniversary of the January 25th protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. On The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Isobel Coleman joins Steve Paikin to discuss the progress and setbacks for women’s rights in Egypt one year later.


NPR: Arab Women Rising: An Uncertain Future

January 1, 2012: 2011 was a year of protest across the Middle East and North Africa. Amid each uprising, women were visible, fighting not just for the rights of their country, but often for rights of their own. National Public Radio (NPR) Host Audie Cornish talks with Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations about women in the Arab uprising and their role going forward.