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Media Call on Peshawar School Attack

Following the Pakistani Taliban's December 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, CFR Senior Fellow Daniel Markey and Adjunct Senior Fellow Farah Pandith discussed the attack itself, the Taliban, the Pakistani political scene, the attack's likely implications, and how this might relate to U.S. policy.

See more in Pakistan; Defense and Security

Op-Ed

Beyond Borders: Fighting Data Protectionism

Author: Karen Kornbluh
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

The free flow of information across borders is essential for the modern economy, but a growing number of countries have erected restrictions curtailing a free and open Internet. Karen Kornbluh discusses what diplomatic and policy steps the United States can take to safeguard the free flow of information worldwide.

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Global Future Trends

Research Links on Global Future Trends pulls together forecasts in the fields of conflict, economics, politics, health, technology, energy, environment, and education. The links include futurist organizations involved in envisioning possible scenarios, their implications, and appropriate responses. See also Research Links on International Affairs Indexes and Country Rankings and Center for Preventative Action's Preventative Priorities Survey.

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NY Event: Launch of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the Emerging Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

Speakers: Thomas E. Donilon, Thomas J. Bollyky, and Barbara Byrne
Presider: Juju Chang

Experts discuss the newly published CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD), which assesses the toll of NCDs in developing countries and recommends practical, scalable strategies for intervention.

See more in Global; Diseases, Noncommunicable

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NY Event: Launch of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the Emerging Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

Speakers: Thomas E. Donilon, Barbara Byrne, and Thomas J. Bollyky
Presider: Juju Chang

Experts discuss the newly published CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD), which assesses the toll of NCDs in developing countries and recommends practical, scalable strategies for intervention.

See more in Global; Health Policy and Initiatives

Op-Ed

A New Direction for Global Health

Authors: Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., Thomas E. Donilon, and Thomas J. Bollyky
Project Syndicate
Dramatic changes in urbanization, global trade, and consumer markets – which occurred over decades in wealthy countries – are happening at a faster rate, and at a much larger scale, in still-poor countries. These trends have brought substantial health benefits, but have given rise to significant challenges as well.

See more in Global; Health

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Submission by Denmark to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty covers a variety of ocean-usage issues such as transit, mining, research, pollution, and resource management and sets out guidelines for nations. Territorial claims can be submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. On December 15,  2014, Denmark and Greenland submitted a claim to part of the Arctic, including the North Pole, which Russia and Canada each claim as their territory.

See more in Arctic; Denmark; Oceans; Territorial Disputes