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January 16, 2015

China
An employee sprays to sterilize a poultry farm in Hemen township, Jiangsu province, April 8, 2013. Picture taken April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA Maxine Builder: Antibiotics in China’s Rivers - An Emerging Health Threat

On December 25, state-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported excessive amounts of antibiotics—up to four times the legal limit in the United States—in the Yangtze, Yellow, Huangpu, Liao, and Pe…

October 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Korea_Ebola_Reaction Maxine Builder: South Korea’s Response to Ebola—From Panic to Pledges

Maxine Builder is a research associate for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. When the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began receiving international attention in August, South Ko…

November 1, 2017

United States
VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray VICE Special Report: A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for the VICE Special Report from HBO based on the book A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard Haass.

November 6, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Podcast Demonstrators storm Macedonia parliament Preventing the Unraveling of the Balkans Peace Agreements

Tensions are rising in the Balkans and the risk of renewed violence is growing, but the United States can help preserve peace and stability in the region. As part of the Center for Preventive Action’…

July 26, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Where is Egypt Heading?

The past week has brought two interesting comments on the situation in Egypt. The first is from Robert Springborg, formerly of the Naval Postgraduate School, and appears on the web site of the Middl…

October 25, 2017

Russia
Play Russia Don Photo Russia and the West: A Historical Perspective

Panelists discuss the history of Russian foreign policy, and how themes seen through the last century of Russia’s relationship with the West might affect present and future U.S.-Russia relations.

December 9, 2014

Wars and Conflict
A polio vaccinator administers polio vaccine drops to a boy while a colleague takes notes nearby in Karachi, Pakistan, October 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Akhtar Soomro). Lady Health Workers in Pakistan: On the Front Line and Under Fire

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Maxine Builder, a research ass…

September 20, 2017

Pakistan
Play Shahid Khaqan Abbasi A Conversation With Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

SANGER: Good afternoon, and welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting. It’s wonderful to see all of you here, and particularly to welcome the prime minister—still new Prime Minister of …

October 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Gaza: "Decorators Are Never Available"

On October 20 Israel intercepted the latest in a series of vessels seeking to break its maritime blockade of Gaza. This ship, the MV Estelle, carried five European parliamentarians and a former Canad…

June 20, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Cybersecurity and Homeland Threats from Eastern Europe: A Conversation with Michael McCaul

Chairman McCaul discusses his recent bipartisan congressional trip to France, Poland, Estonia, and Ukraine to examine cybersecurity issues, and how the United States can continue to support European …