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Political Unrest in Venezuela

Political Unrest in Venezuela

Author: Patrick Duddy

In Venezuela's upcoming elections, President Hugo Chavez—suffering from poor health—faces his strongest challenger yet. Former ambassador Patrick D. Duddy argues that the United States should prepare for political unrest.

See more in Elections; Venezuela

The Global Oceans Regime

The Global Oceans Regime

A comprehensive guide to how international institutions, governments, and NGOs around the world are attempting to protect the health of the world's oceans and ensure freedom of movement across them. This is part of the Global Governance Monitor, an interactive feature tracking multilateral approaches to several global challenges.

See more in Global Governance; Oceans; Global

The Global Health Regime

The Global Health Regime

A comprehensive guide to how international institutions, governments, and NGOs around the world are attempting to improve public health. This is part of the Global Governance Monitor, an interactive feature tracking multilateral approaches to several global challenges.

See more in Health; Global

Renewed Violence in Iraq

Renewed Violence in Iraq

Author: Douglas A. Ollivant

Though violence in Iraq has fallen to its lowest level since 2003, internal and regional dynamics threaten its stability. Douglas Ollivant, senior fellow at the New America Foundation, , argues that despite the U.S. military withdrawal, the United States has a significant stake in helping Iraq overcome threats of ethnosectarian violence and a breakdown of constitutional order.

See more in Iraq; Nation Building; Defense and Security

A “Languages for Jobs” Initiative

A “Languages for Jobs” Initiative

Authors: Terrence G. Wiley, Sarah Catherine Moore, and Margaret S. Fee

Facing a global economic challenge, the United States should build a multilingual workforce prepared to thrive in today's world market, which would require a national initiative to improve foreign language education.

See more in United States; Education

Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Author: Jill Kosch O’Donnell

South Korea is on track to set a double precedent: creating the first nationwide greenhouse gas emission trading scheme in a developing country and being the first in Asia. To be successful, however, the scheme will have to overcome political and private-sector hurdles.

See more in South Korea; Pollution; Climate Change