Officials say Ebola may have already claimed fifteen thousand lives in West Africaóand the toll is rising. This CFR Backgrounder explores its roots, the international response, and possible solutions to the crisis.
Primary Source: NEJM Ebola in West Africa (PDF)
Primary Source: CDC Ebola Epidemic Projections
Around the Web: The New Yorker The Ebola Wars
Misinformation and rumors can derail entire immunization campaigns and persuade millions of parents to shun vaccinations for their children, write CFR's Laurie Garrett and Maxine Builder.
CFR Interactive Map Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks
Primary Source: World Health Organization WHO Declares Polio Public Health Emergency
Around the Web: NEJM No Country is Safe Without Global Eradication of Polio
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A refugee crisis in northern Iraqís Kurdish region is intensifying as winter approaches and the threat posed by ISIS forces shows no signs of abating, says journalist Jane Arraf.
Foreign Affairs: Kenneth M. Pollack An Army to Defeat Assad
Around the Web: NYT Fallout From the Battle With ISIS for Kobani
At a UN conference in Busan, the United States must protect the open Internet from authoritarian states like China and Russia, which want more influence in how it's managed, says CFR's Adam Segal.
Primary Source: Commerce Dept. Secretary Pritzker on Internet Governance
Around the Web: Foreign Policy An Internet Where Nobody Says Anything
CFR Backgrounder What Is Internet Governance?
The benefits of plunging oil prices will greatly outweigh the costs in the United States, but effects will vary considerably by state and industry, writes CFRís Michael Levi.
Around the Web: Economist Cheaper Oil: Symptom and Balm
CFR Report Implications of the U.S. Shale Boom
CFR Backgrounder U.S. Energy Exports
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