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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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Op-Ed

"Torture" or Torture

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Following last weeks near simultaneous release of torture reports in Brazil and the United States, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the similarities and differences between the two documents, including the shared matter of impunity.

See more in Brazil; Human Rights

Research Links

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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Audio

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

Task Force Co-Chairs Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. and Thomas E. Donilon and Task Force Project Director Thomas J. Bollyky, join Time magazine Senior Correspondent Massimo F.T. Calabresi, to discuss the Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), which assesses the NCD crisis in developing countries and recommends practical, scalable strategies for intervention.

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Transcript

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.

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Primary Sources

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

Other Report

Preventive Priorities Survey: 2015

The Center for Preventive Action's annual Preventive Priorities Survey (PPS) evaluates ongoing and potential conflicts based on their likelihood of occurring in the coming year and their impact on U.S. interests. The PPS aims to help the U.S. policymaking community prioritize competing conflict prevention and mitigation demands.

View the accompanying online interactive: CPA's Global Conflict Tracker

See more in Global; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights

Video

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