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April 14, 2017

China
Xi-Htin-Kyaw-meeting Myanmar–China Pipeline, Malaysian Disappearances, Japan’s Population Problem, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. At last, Myanmar–China pipeline opens for business. This Tuesday, the first…

April 5, 2017

South Africa
South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Reflects Leadership Crisis

President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has exposed growing fissures within the ruling African National Congress, writes CFR’s John Campbell.

December 6, 2012

Development
india_foreign_affairs_poverty New From CFR: Foreign Affairs on Poverty in India

A review by Andrew Nathan in the November/December Foreign Affairs examines two books on poverty reduction in India, home to some 35 percent of the world’s poorest people. The first volume is Poverty…

August 12, 2015

Global
A health worker administers drops of polio vaccine to children in an outskirt of the Yemeni capital Sana'a. Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Though polio had nearly been eradicated, the virus is on the rise amid an increase in violence against vaccine workers in conflict zones.

April 24, 2017

Global
Play RTX34Z25_EC.jpg Prioritizing Water on the Global Agenda

Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development.

September 9, 2016

United States
Play Obama_EC.jpg The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Obama Administration

Experts discuss the foreign policy initiatives of the Obama administration, its successes and failures, and the issues that will become President Obama's lasting legacy.

June 15, 2016

Global
Play RTX12T3E_EC.jpg Strength, Speed, Transparency: Improving UN Peace Operations for the 21st Century

Experts discuss how the UN can provide more rapid, efficient, and reliable support to peace operations, the challenges in reaching these goals, and ways the U.S. government is supporting this mission.

May 12, 2016

Cybersecurity
CFR Net Politics Cyber The Cyber Act of War Act: A Proposal for a Problem the Law Can’t Fix

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed this week, Senator Mike Rounds argued the United States urgently needs “a clear and concise definition of when an attack in cyberspace constitutes an act of war.” To pr…

May 23, 2016

Thailand
prayuth-chan-ocha-2 Thailand’s Junta and the Southern Insurgency

Earlier this month, Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lamented the ongoing bloodshed in southern Thailand and implicitly criticized his own government’s feeble attempts to restart talks with the in…