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Haiti

  • Haiti
    Growing Instability in Haiti
    More than a year after President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, Haiti remains embroiled in a humanitarian crisis. Economic and political instability persist, and a surge in gang-related violence in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince, has displaced tens of thousands of people. World leaders are now debating whether to send troops to help restore basic governance in the country. What does the future hold for Haiti?
  • Iran
    Women This Week: Iranian Climber Competes Without Headscarf, Some Fear Reprisals
    Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 15 to October 21.
  • Haiti
    Haiti’s Troubled Path to Development
    Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.
  • Haiti
    A Smarter U.S. Assistance Strategy for Haiti
    Implementing the Global Fragility Act in Haiti necessitates a change in U.S. assumptions and actions, writes Susan D. Page. The United States should work alongside Haitians desirous of charting their own transition to democracy and support Haitian-chosen policies and leadership.
  • United States
    What Is Temporary Protected Status?
    Temporary protected status has long been used as a humanitarian solution for migrants who are unable to return home safely, but efforts to end the program have reignited the debate around U.S. immigration policy.  
  • Americas
    Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: Haiti on the Brink
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    Panelists discuss humanitarian conditions in Haiti after the assassination of its president, successive natural disasters, a constitutional crisis, and the increasing control of the country by gangs, as well as how the United States and international organizations can aid efforts to strengthen Haiti's stability. The Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture was established by CFR and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Lecture addresses pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.