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January 16, 2018

Human Trafficking
A boy carries coal in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Teaching Notes: Modern Slavery

Teaching Notes for CFR's InfoGuide on Modern Slavery by Samir Goswami.

October 3, 2011

Samir Kuntar, Award Winner Samir Kuntar, Award Winner

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) speaks with released Lebanese prisoner Samir Kantar during a ceremony in Tehran January 29, 2009 (Courtesy REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi). Regimes, like individua…

June 13, 2016

Net Politics Podcast: Samir Saran

In this latest episode of the Net Politics podcast, I sit down with Samir Saran, Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation.

July 5, 2017

Global Governance
Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters What's at Stake at the G20 Summit

Will the leaders' gathering in Hamburg find consensus on pressing global economic issues? Experts from many of the group's member states assess prospects.

October 22, 2014

Digital Policy
The ITU and Unbundling Internet Governance

At this month's Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Busan, South Korea, India will argue that the ITU has a role to play in Internet governance: first, b…

November 1, 2016

indonesia-forest-fire Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 23, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Samir Kumar, Gabriella Meltzer, and David O’Connor look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Deadly forest fires exact major toll on Southeast Asia. A …

December 26, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference

Sessions were held on how to revitalize the Bretton Woods institutions, strengthen liberal democracy, combat transnational organized crime and corruption, and mitigate the humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela.

September 30, 2016

pyongyang-womencrossdmz Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 30, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Samir Kumar, Gabriella Meltzer, David O’Connor, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Women activists urge Ban Ki-moon to formally end Korean War…

December 15, 2015

Lebanon’s "Worthless" Government and the Fight Over the Presidency

It is rare for the prime minister of any country to call its government “worthless,” but Prime Minister Tammam Salam of Lebanon just did. For 19 months Lebanon has been unable to elect a president, a…

April 10, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
No Parties for Pollard, Please

In a recent blog post I expressed my view that Jonathan Pollard should be released now, after serving twenty-eight and a half years in prison, but also argued that he should not be released as part o…