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October 20, 2009

Economic Crises
Global Imbalances, National Rebalancing, and the Political Economy of Recovery

Overview Global macroeconomic imbalances—massive borrowing by some countries and massive lending by others—drove the financial boom and bubble that eventually burst into the current crisis. These …

September 20, 2018

Health
Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

CFR Senior Fellow Thomas J. Bollyky discusses his new book, Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways.

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April 3, 2017

Global
Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Are Here

New strains of antibiotic-resistant bugs have triggered an alarming rise in deaths from treatable illnesses worldwide. A global ban on growth-promoting antibiotics in livestock is a crucial starting …

November 30, 2016

Global Agenda: Trump’s Health Scheme

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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August 1, 2016

Global
The Zika Threat Moves North

The Zika virus is spreading to North America, and U.S. delays in approving research and funding could lead to a public health disaster, write Larry Brilliant and CFR’s Laurie Garrett.

October 11, 2017

Health
The Quest to Save 100 Million Lives (and Prevent Pandemics)

It is not an obvious moment for a new global health initiative, let alone one that focuses on cardiovascular disease. Rising populism and nationalism in wealthy nations is undermining support for the…

November 23, 2009

China
How "Global" Are Global Imbalances?

Global imbalances, as reflected in the current account deficits and surpluses of the world’s major regions, fell with the collapse of trade and oil prices in 2008, but should rise again as both rec…

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September 22, 2016

Global
Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev…

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November 24, 2015

United States
Lessons Learned After the Ebola Crisis

Thomas Frieden discusses lessons learned from the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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