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December 6, 2010

Defense and Security
UPP/credits: Gabriel Rocha Pacifying Rio's Favelas

I was interviewed by Globo TV’s "Sem Fronteiras" about strategies to fight crime and drug violence across some of Latin America’s largest cities.

August 1, 2017

Refugees and Displaced Persons
An Afghan refugee is pictured working at a workshop with tools in Wuppertal, western Germany Empowering Refugees in Times of Crisis

To address a migration emergency that shows no signs of abating, states should look beyond building refugee camps and offer economic opportunities to those displaced, says expert Alexander Betts.

January 19, 2018

Olympics
Lighting the Olympic Torch The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

July 28, 2016

Brazil
Is Rio Ready for the Olympic Games?

The Olympics will likely go smoothly, but spending and construction for the games will burden the city for years to come, says journalist Juliana Barbassa.

January 11, 2018

Brazil
A Petrobras refinery in Cubatao, Brazil. Brazil’s Corruption Fallout

Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.

June 29, 2012

Energy and Environment
rio-plastic-bottles-trash-brazil-democracy-development Democracy in Development: Rio+20’s Unheralded Achievements

Yesterday on my blog, Democracy in Development, I discussed how Rio+20, despite its shortcomings, put a spotlight on several important issues. As I conclude: I’m no fan of 50,000-strong global gathe…

July 5, 2012

Energy and Climate Policy
Examining Rio+20’s Outcome

Although this year’s Rio+20 conference produced only vague goals and few concrete commitments, it provided a major opportunity to shift the global environmental focus to the national and local levels…

June 22, 2012

Americas
bollyky-rio-brazil-ministerial New from CFR: Thomas Bollyky on the Rio+20 Conference

In an interview today on CFR.org, CFR Senior Fellow Thomas Bollyky discusses the environmental and development issues on the table at the Rio+20 Conference. Bollyky suggests that the conference’s ult…

June 21, 2012

Americas
julia-sweig-rio20-summit-brazil New from CFR: Julia Sweig on the Rio+20 Conference

In an op-ed in yesterday’s Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), CFR Senior Fellow Julia Sweig discusses how to measure the success of the ongoing Rio+20 Conference. Sweig characterizes the size and scope of …

September 7, 2017

International Organizations
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.