Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.

Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.

Susan Fink Yoshihara is C-Fam Senior Vice President for Research and Director of the International Organizations Research Group (IORG). Her research interests include intervention, human rights, and humanitarianism in international law and politics. She is the author of Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts (Praeger, 2010) and editor of Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics (Potomac Books, 2012).

Before joining C-Fam, Susan was on the faculty at the U.S. Naval War College where she taught national security decision making and international relations. In her twenty-year career as a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, she held the rank of Commander, led combat logistics and search and rescue units in the Pacific and Persian Gulf, advised the Atlantic Fleet commander, and worked for the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade as a White House Fellow. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received her Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. She lives in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with her husband, Toshi, and their two daughters.

Waging War to Make Peace:
U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts,
Praeger Security International, 2010.
         Population Decline and
the Remaking of Great
Power Politics

UNICEF Position on Babies Born of War Rape Still Unclear

The UN Children’s Fund recently acknowledged that many of the girls returning from captivity by terrorists are pregnant, but stopped short of treating the maternity of the girls, or the children they bear, as a separate area of concern for the agency.

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Protest to Trump’s Defunding UNFPA Reveals Poor Results, Lackluster Support

President Donald J. Trump cut U.S. funding to the UN Population Fund last week, and protests from Democrats, abortion groups, and UNFPA revealed UNFPA’s dogged determination to partner with abortion groups, lackluster results in improving maternal health, and alienation of constituents due to controversial promotion of sexual rights.

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Parents of Down Syndrome Girl Tell UN That the Family Protects Kids

When tests showed Kurt Kondrich’s unborn daughter Chloe had Down syndrome, the doctors’ only advice was to abort her.

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Spain appoints “sex czar” to stem population implosion

According to The Local: Edelmira Barreria Diz is tasked with fixing one of Europe’s lowest fertility rates, owing in part to the fact that Spanish women become mothers later than any…

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Obama Cloaked LGBTI Agenda in Women’s Rights Plan to Thwart Republicans

An Obama-era executive order on helping women in conflict settings mutated into a vast set of mandates including abortion, homosexual rights, and environmentalism in U.S. defense and diplomatic policy and programs.

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Gay Rights Leader Moved to Key State Department Position

The Obama administration positioned their top U.S. homosexual rights diplomat into a key position within the State Department which will make it harder for the Trump administration to change current U.S. policy opposing traditional values on human sexuality.

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China to depopulate a decade sooner than expected

Here is my interview on the John Batchelor Show last night along with Gordon Chang—on the troubling news that China is expected to reach its peak population in 2018, a…

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Abortion Advocates Seek to Sway Trump to Keep Foreign Abortion Funds

The biggest names in international abortion advocacy are looking for ways to convince the incoming Trump administration not cut their funding by reinstating the 1984 Mexico City Policy.

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China’s 4th Wave of Singledom

Just when you thought China’s population decline couldn’t go any faster, the government TV reports a new phase in Beijing’s population woes: A new term “single economy” has appeared in the wake of the…

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Wikileaks: Clinton and Her Team Deeply Involved in UN LGBT Minutiae

Leaked emails show how intimately familiar and ardently concerned Hillary Clinton and her closest advisors are with the minutiae of social policy debates and how they intend to use its arcane language to promote “sexual rights” in traditional countries.

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Selected Publications:

The World Doesn’t Need the UN Population Fund,” The Stream, May 9, 2017

Abortion and the Laws of War: Subverting Humanitarianism by Executive Edict,” University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy (2016)

New contraception rule for immigrants hogties faith-based groups,” The Hill, March 11, 2015

The World’s Worst Law,” Townhall, January 8, 2015

Lost in Translation: The Failure of the International Reproductive Rights Norm,” Ave Maria Law Review, Spring 2013

Cooler heads prevailed on Disabilities Treaty,” The Hill, December 5, 2012

Hardships and Fears of an Aging Population,” Human Life Review,  Spring 2012

The quiet revolution in Asia,” Human Events, March 8, 2012

The one thing Putin wants Russians to do like Americans,” Fox News, March 2, 2012

Defense cuts are poised to squander America’s demographic advantage,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 26, 2012

Seizing America’s Demographic Advantage,” Roll Call, February 15, 2012

As China Goes Geriatric, We Have the Advantage,” Washington Times, February 14, 2012

Book Review: “Human Rights and the Unborn Child,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11, no.3 (Autumn 2011), 599-602

Waging War to Make Peace- U.S. Intervention in Global ConflictsBook: Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts, Praeger Security International, 2010.

Book Review: “Terrorism and the Ethics of War,” International Philosophical Quarterly, vol.51, no.2, issue 202 (June 2011)

Does CEDAW Promote Abortion?,” Testimony for U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law.  November 18, 2010

Women Deliver a Ruse,” Washington Times, June 4, 2010

Brickbats for Pope Benedict,” Washington Times, April 20, 2010

Aging World Population is Profound Crisis,” Human Events, April 15, 2010

“Clinton Promises Global Push for Abortion Rights,” National Review Online, January 15, 2010

The Quest for Happiness: How the UN’s Advocacy of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Undermines Liberty and Opportunity,” in Brett D. Schaefer, ed., ConUNdrum: The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)

Obama Nominee Wants U.N. Committees Setting U.S. Social Policy,” Human Events.com, April 7, 2009

Book Review: “Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no.4 (Winter 2009)

Book Review: “Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.8, no. 3 (Autumn 2008)

How to Think About the Responsibility to Protect,” First Things online, June 16, 2008

The False Choice Between Development and Daughters,” First Things online, August 23, 2007

EU at the UN: The Effects of its New Rights Agenda on International Social Structures,” EUSA, May 17 2007, Montreal

Rights by Stealth: the Role of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in the Campaign for an International Right to Abortion,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, vol.7, no.1 (Spring 2007)

“Kosovo,” in Flashpoints in the War on Terrorism, Derek Reveron and Jeffrey Murer, eds. (New York: Routlege, 2006)

“The Trouble with Mixed Motives: Debating the Political, Legal, and Moral Dimensions of Intervention,” Naval War College Review vol. LVII, no. 3/4 (Summer/Autumn 2004)