This RAND Corporation report provides guidelines for state and local officials to improve their emergency responses to public health threats.
Listen to Michael T. Osterholm, director of research and policy at the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease, discuss the need for pandemic preparedness and offer suggestions for a detailed response strategy involving the public and private sectors as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.
China increasingly asserts itself as an emerging economic superpower, but the country also continues to face high-profile setbacks that tarnish its brand.
Richard Holbrooke and Laurie Garrett, write about the concept of “viral sovereignty,” an “extremely dangerous idea” that asserts that deadly viruses are the sovereign property of individual nations. Fueled by self-destructive, anti-Western sentiments, this concept is slowly gaining traction and poses a real threat to global health.
Laurie Garrett discusses the confluence of health crises, including bird flu, climate changes and energy and food costs, in Bangladesh.
Harvey Fineberg, who now runs the Institute of Medicine, was commissioned to analyze the 1976 Swine Flu Fiasco. This article summarizes his warnings regarding mistakes that ought not to be repeated.
Listen to Laurie Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, examine the current dialogue on containing and curtailing pandemics as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.
The ACLU discusses the need for a public health -- not a law enforcement/national security -- approach to preparing the country for a pandemic.
Cholera in Iraq continues to spread, and experts can’t seem to get a handle on the unsanitary water responsible for making so many people sick.
The collection of essays focusing on different concerns about vaccine prioritization.
The response to virulent animal diseases is improving, but major outbreaks continue, costing the animal industry millions and increasing fears of a global pandemic.
An Atlanta lawyer’s drug resistant tuberculosis infection highlights the growing prevalence of the disease.
Listen to global public health experts discuss the threat of an avian flu pandemic and steps that can and should be taken to address it.
Watch global public health experts discuss the threat of an avian flu pandemic and steps that can and should be taken to address it.
Bruce Gellin and Michael Osterholm, with his recent article in Foreign Affairs article, “Unprepared for a Pandemic”, discuss the current state of pandemic influenza given the recent human deaths in Egypt how the virus has reemerged in birds in Asia .
This study tested the association of multiple interventions with reduced disease transmission during the 1918 epidemic.
Listen to Michael T. Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and author of the recent Foreign Affairs article, "Unprepared for a Pandemic", discuss the current threat of the pandemic flu as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
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