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April 14, 2017

China
Xi-Htin-Kyaw-meeting Myanmar–China Pipeline, Malaysian Disappearances, Japan’s Population Problem, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. At last, Myanmar–China pipeline opens for business. This Tuesday, the first…

January 13, 2017

China
liaoning-training-drill Chinese Carrier in the Strait, Philippine Birth Control, $100 Billion SoftBank Fund, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. China’s aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait. Early Wednesday morn…

December 6, 2012

Development
india_foreign_affairs_poverty New From CFR: Foreign Affairs on Poverty in India

A review by Andrew Nathan in the November/December Foreign Affairs examines two books on poverty reduction in India, home to some 35 percent of the world’s poorest people. The first volume is Poverty…

April 24, 2017

Global
Play RTX34Z25_EC.jpg Prioritizing Water on the Global Agenda

Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development.

September 9, 2016

United States
Play Obama_EC.jpg The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Obama Administration

Experts discuss the foreign policy initiatives of the Obama administration, its successes and failures, and the issues that will become President Obama's lasting legacy.

May 12, 2016

Cybersecurity
CFR Net Politics Cyber The Cyber Act of War Act: A Proposal for a Problem the Law Can’t Fix

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed this week, Senator Mike Rounds argued the United States urgently needs “a clear and concise definition of when an attack in cyberspace constitutes an act of war.” To pr…

May 23, 2016

Thailand
prayuth-chan-ocha-2 Thailand’s Junta and the Southern Insurgency

Earlier this month, Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lamented the ongoing bloodshed in southern Thailand and implicitly criticized his own government’s feeble attempts to restart talks with the in…

May 23, 2013

Drone Strikes
U.S. Drone Targeted Killings Targeted Killings

Targeted killings, especially those conducted by drone strikes, have become a central component of U.S. counterterrorism operations around the globe.

January 20, 2016

Mexico
Soda_Tax_3-3-16.jpg Are Soda Taxes an Answer in the Fight Against Obesity? A Progress Report From Mexico

In 2014, Mexico, which has a higher rate of adult obesity than the United States, became one of the first countries to implement a nationwide soda tax. Dr. Juan Rivera of the National Institutes of P…