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March 17, 2017

Politics and Government
India-baby-maternal-health Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering from March 10 to March 17, was compiled w…

May 8, 2018

Religion
Play The World: How Worried Should You Be? The World: How Worried Should You Be?

Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the current state of the world and top challenges in U.S. foreign policy, with Juju Chang, coanchor of ABC News' Nightline m…

January 9, 2017

China
india-women-migrant-workers India’s Migration Gender Gap

Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the second part of a series on migration trends in India and China. In 1966, Indira Gandhi assumed …

November 18, 2016

China
india-migrant-workers-construction No, India Doesn’t Need a Hukou System

Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the first part of a series on migration trends in China and India. Each minute, an estimated thirty…

June 27, 2016

Cuba
President Bush Medal Freedom Oscar Biscet Bush Gives the Medal of Freedom to a Cuban Hero

In 2007, President George W. Bush awarded the Medal of Freedom in absentia to the Cuban human rights and democracy activist Oscar Elias Biscet. This week, he was able to place the award on Biscet’s s…

December 18, 2015

Development
A labourer pushes a handcart loaded with sacks containing tea packets, towards a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, June 26, 2015. For years Indian businesses have lobbied for a nationwide sales tax, hoping to replace a chaotic structure that inflates costs and halts their trucks at state borders for duty payments, and to unify the country into one of the world's largest single markets. But after political compromises that finally got a goods and services tax (GST) bill before parliament This Week in Markets and Democracy: Modi’s Reform Agenda, the WTO, and 2015 UN Development Report

Modi’s Reforms at Odds A senior official in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing a corruption probe that threatens to derail his own party’s Goods and Servic…

September 23, 2013

Rule of Law
RTR13V0L Fighting Poverty with Land

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Ashok Sircar and Tim Hanstad o…

April 14, 2014

India
Why-Growth-Matters.jpg Why Growth Matters

Teaching Notes for Why Growth Matters by CFR Senior Fellow Jagdish N. Bhagwati and coauthor Arvind Panagriya.

February 3, 2017

Religion
Play RTX1UA7D_EC.jpg Countering Religious Extremism: A Conversation with Michael B. Curry

Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.

September 4, 2014

India
Protesters hold placards against corruption in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, April 7, 2011. Governance in India: Corruption

It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.