Robert Walker discusses how the future leader of Egypt will face the daunting task of feeding a country heavily reliant on food subsidies.
Olivier De Schutter discusses what the G20 should do to prepare the world for food crises.
This Atlantic Magazine article by Chrystia Freeland argues that today's super-rich are different from the past's. They are more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity--and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind.
The cholera epidemic that has added to the list of Haiti's post-earthquake miseries is a reminder that what Haiti needs more than anything else is good governance that would lead to better infrastructure and safe water.
With global food prices again soaring to record levels, experts say policies are needed to bolster agriculture production and reduce trade barriers, particularly by the United States.
In Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi laments that a new Florida foreclosure court has emerged merely as "a super-high-speed housing court with a specific mandate to rubber-stamp legally dicey foreclosures."
This New York Times article by Robert H. Frank, an economics professor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, chronicles the growth of inequality since the mid-1970's and examines the social costs corresponding to this increse in income disparity.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses the rise of raisin production in Afghanistan.
Isobel Coleman and Mary Ellen Iskenderian discuss several commitments aimed at women and girls from the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative.
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The United Nations General Assembly adopted this document on September 17, 2010 following the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals.
Unfavorable news on U.S. poverty and incomes may undermine the Obama administration's struggle to show its economic policies are helping U.S. and global growth.
Sebastian Mallaby discusses Paul Romer's vision for development through foreign-run "charter cities."
The $9.9 billion pledged toward Haitian reconstruction at last week's donors' conference will be ineffective without insisting that funding for housing and jobs be wedded to overall goals for Haitian political and economic stability, says CFR expert Kara McDonald.
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Haiti's earthquake created a need for a tremendous short-term relief effort but also long-term reconstruction that could take decades and cost billions, says former Peace Corps director Mark L. Schneider.
CFR's Max Boot foresees a great deal of future American involvement in Haiti, but only with a strategic justification.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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