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October 17, 2018

United States
Presidential Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jay Winik discuss presidential leadership and the definitive qualities that presidents throughout history have exemplified to overcome adversity. 

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October 3, 2018

Southeast Asia
Next Steps in Addressing the Rohingya Crisis?

Last month, the State Department released a report investigating violence against Rohingya in Rakhine State in western Myanmar. Although the report concluded that the violence was “extreme, large-sca…

Hayley UN Rohingya 8.28.2018

September 10, 2018

Southeast Asia
Cambodian Politics Enters Its Post-Election Phase

Following July’s massive victory in unfree and unfair elections, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose ruling party took every seat in the lower house, appears to be adopting a time-tested strategy…

Kem Sokha_9.10.2018

August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …

May 31, 2018

Digital Policy
Cyber Week in Review: June 1, 2018

This week: the State Department releases long awaited cyber strategies, Apple gets sucked into the Russia-Telegram fight, and Papua New Guinea bans Facebook. 

Pompeo

April 20, 2018

Media
Political Disruptions: Combating Disinformation and Fake News

Kelly M. Greenhill, Joan Donovan, and Benjamin T. Decker assess the challenges of disinformation and media literacy, and its role in U.S. democracy, with Richard Stengel, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.

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April 20, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
Are There Still Shortcuts on the Road to Health? The Role of Philanthropy, Technology, and Community Health Systems

Nearly forty years ago, Jon Rohde wrote a paper that argued that the “road to health has shortcuts,” advocating a strategy of expanded childhood immunization that helped inspire the UNICEF and World …

Women and their children wait in line to receive a polio vaccine shot at a health centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

March 29, 2018

Energy and Environment
'Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet'

Varun Sivaram discusses his forthcoming book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet. 

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February 27, 2018

Venezuela
Venezuela's Neighbors Can't Wait for Uncle Sam

Venezuela’s refugee crisis is metastasizing. According to the United Nations, 5,000 Venezuelans have fled to Curacao, 20,000 to Aruba, 30,000 to Brazil, 40,000 to Trinidad and Tobago, and more than 6…

People cross over the Simon Bolivar international bridge to Colombia from San Antonio del Tachira.

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