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October 7, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Afghan National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar and U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham sign the bilateral security agreement in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 30, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Mohammad Ismail). Viewing the U.S.–Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement Through a Gender Lens

After almost a year of stalemate, Afghanistan finally signed a renewed bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the United States last Tuesday. The document, which allows 9,800 U.S. troops and 2,000 N…

December 7, 2009

United States
Squaring Healthcare with the Economy

As the U.S. Senate debates the healthcare overhaul, experts are divided on whether proposed legislation would stifle U.S. economic and business competitiveness.

October 7, 2014

Asia
Afghan-BSA-CORRECT-2014-10-06 Viewing the U.S.–Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement Through a Gender Lens

After almost a year of stalemate, Afghanistan finally signed a renewed bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the United States last Tuesday. The document, which allows 9,800 U.S. troops and 2,000 N…

May 2, 2017

China
Actor Jackie Chan reacts as he accepts his honorary award as actor Chris Tucker (C) looks on at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California on U.S., November 12, 2016. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Why Hollywood Needs More Than Just “Chinese Ingredients”

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

February 7, 2018

Economics
Play Google sign A Conversation With Google's Hal Varian

The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics.

December 15, 2016

Americas
July 28, 2016 (Reuters/Guadalupe Pardo). Latin America’s Wide-Open Electoral Season

Half of the eighteen nations of Central and South America will hold presidential elections over the next two years.[1] The number of elections is not unprecedented, but the degree of uncertainty is, …

December 6, 2016

Development
m-pesa-for-five-questions-cropped Five Questions on Innovative Finance With Georgia Levenson Keohane

This post features a conversation with Georgia Levenson Keohane, executive director of the Pershing Square Foundation, adjunct professor of social enterprise at Columbia Business School, and author o…

January 24, 2018

India
Play Modi 'Our Time Has Come: How India Is Making its Place in the World' by Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres discusses her new book, Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World.