This RAND Corporation report provides guidelines for state and local officials to improve their emergency responses to public health threats.
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 argues that our focus in the fight against AIDS should not be to create a multibillion dollar industry that only treats the disease. Instead, our resources need to be geared towards finding a long-term cure that can stop the spread of the virus permanantly.
Don Oberdorfer, an expert on the two Koreas, says the recent street protests ostensibly against the import of U.S. beef are much more political protests against the new conservative government in Seoul.
As China rebuilds from the great quake, a changed country is emerging with some surprising winners and losers.
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.
The ACLU discusses the need for a public health -- not a law enforcement/national security -- approach to preparing the country for a pandemic.
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.
CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett testifies on the issues facing of maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health.
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.
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 author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More