Simon Robinson writes about the Naxalites, a Maoist insurgency numbering between 10,000 and 20,000 armed fighters, who are consolidating power across India's poorest regions and posing "the single biggest internal security challenge ever faced by our country," in the words of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Gene B. Sperling explains why "we need to provide more food aid and we need to make sure it is delivered in a way that continues to strengthen school-feeding programs."
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Listen to Wesleyan professor Francisco R. Rodriguez discuss the economic policies of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez with students as part of the CFR Academic Conference Call Series.
The Congressional Research Service reports on international food aid and the 2007 Farm Bill.
Listen to UN deputy secretary-general Asha-Rose Migiro discuss priorities for the United Nations, with particular regard to international development. This event was made possible by the generosity of ExxonMobil.
Watch UN deputy secretary-general Asha-Rose Migiro discuss priorities for the United Nations, with particular regard to international development. This event was made possible by the generosity of ExxonMobil.
The former chief economist of the Venezuelan National Assembly argues that despite Hugo Chavez's pledge to fight poverty, the Venezuelan president's economic policies have hurt the poor most of all.
In this op-ed article, Gerson says that Republicans need to show the same capacity to speak to the largest economic challenge of our moment -- the recovery of economic mobility.
While spiraling economic growth in India and China has lifted millions out of poverty, it has also fueled inequalities within their societies.
New studies show the war on drugs is being lost in Afghanistan, and some policy experts think licensing the country for morphine production would help.
Jordan Kassalow, former CFR fellow for global health policy, says the problem of untreated impaired vision in the developing world is “huge,” and if this simple probem cannot be addressed, it does not bode well for more complex health issues such as HIV/AIDS.
Watch Jan Egeland, special adviser to the secretary-general of the United Nations, discuss the current state of international humanitarian affairs and how world leaders can be more involved in solving related crises.
At the third annual Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture, Jan Egeland, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, discusses his work at the United Nations handling the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More