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Bird Flu Makes Gains

by Mary Crane
The deadly H5N1 strain of the avian flu virus has now crept well into Europe—infecting birds in Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, and Denmark—and now also threatens Africa. Experts are at a loss over how to best tackle what could be an imminent global pandemic.
Blog Post

Nuggets from the World Policy Conference

--Vienna, Austria The Internationalist spent the weekend at one of the more compelling stops on the global meeting circuit: the annual World Policy Conference (WPC). The brainchild of...
Blog Post

Kidnapping, Ransoms, and the Sahel

Rukmini Callimachi has a chilling story on the front page of today's New York Times, "Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror." It is a must-read. The story is based on a wide range of...
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United Nations' Valerie Amos on Accountability and Intervention in Humanitarian Work

with Valerie Amos, George Rupp
Valerie Amos, undersecretary-general and emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations, joins George Rupp, senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and professor of health, religion, and international affairs at Columbia University, to discuss the realities and challenges of humanitarian work around the world today.The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations was established in 1996 by Gillian and Theodore C. Sorensen to highlight the United Nations and offer a special occasion for its most distinguished and experienced leaders to speak to the Council on Foreign Relations membership.
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CNN: If Russia Swallows Ukraine, the European System is Finished

by Timothy Snyder
"In Vienna, where I live, one also hears constant mentions of 1938. Austrians and other citizens of European Union countries are beginning to consider what the end of Ukraine might mean for their own European system. The point is not that Putin is like Hitler; the point is that the removal of a state from Europe has consequences for the continent."
Op-Ed

The New Thirty Years' War

by Richard N. Haass
"Islam never experienced something akin to the Reformation in Europe," writes Richard N. Haass in Project Syndicate.