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March 29, 2018

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Amy Spoering, Director of Biological Research at the biotech NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals, holds up a sample of the bacterium Eleftheria terrae, the basis for the promising new antibiotic Teixobactin, at NovoBiotic's labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The End of Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century after their introduction. Increased bacterial resistance is putting the world at risk of an era in which routine infections are untreatable.

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 20, 2009

Afghanistan
Fighting for ’What Murrow Himself Stood For’

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

December 6, 2017

United States
Play Building a Foreign Policy Response Building a Foreign Policy Response

This panel examines what foreign policy responses are at the United States’ disposal to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and how it could learn from countries that have fac…

November 7, 2017

Human Rights
Play Nadia Murad Countering Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict

Panelists discuss the devastating abuses of human trafficking and sexual violence, how they are used as a tactic of terror by extremist organizations, and current efforts to prevent these crimes and …

September 10, 2014

Development
Varsha Mahendra, founder of DSGYN IDYS and Jus Blouses, works in her showroom and in the factory in Hyderabad, India, October 2012 (Courtesy Goldman Sachs). Unlocking the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

This post is from Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) senior fellow and director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy initiative, and Dina Habib Powell, global head of corporat…

February 1, 2013

Education
A preschooler on his first day of school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters). Education: Do International Test Scores Matter?

We’ve all seen the headlines: American students are far from stellar performers on international tests. Whether it’s the OECD’s oft-cited gold-standard PISA test on math and reading, the TIMSS test o…

December 20, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Hassan-Sheikh-Mohamud-Somalia-governance-corruption-poverty-Tranparency-International-Index Corruption, Transparency, and Somalia’s Future

Transparency International just released its 2012 country rankings of corruption in the public sector. The index is based on a variety of corruption-related data, including public opinion polls and a…

May 23, 2017

Religion
Play Just and Unjust War in the 21st Century Just and Unjust War in the 21st Century

[node:summary] Video: Michael Walzer, professor emeritus of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss moral philosophy and just and unjust war in the twenty-first century.