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October 5, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A child is given an injection as part of a malaria vaccine trial at a clinic in Kilifi, Kenya. Can Malaria Be Eradicated?

A leading killer among diseases is now targeted for eradication by the middle of this century. Efforts to combat malaria are costly and challenging.

December 18, 2015

Development
A labourer pushes a handcart loaded with sacks containing tea packets, towards a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, June 26, 2015. For years Indian businesses have lobbied for a nationwide sales tax, hoping to replace a chaotic structure that inflates costs and halts their trucks at state borders for duty payments, and to unify the country into one of the world's largest single markets. But after political compromises that finally got a goods and services tax (GST) bill before parliament This Week in Markets and Democracy: Modi’s Reform Agenda, the WTO, and 2015 UN Development Report

Modi’s Reforms at Odds A senior official in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing a corruption probe that threatens to derail his own party’s Goods and Servic…

September 16, 2016

Argentina
Play RTSGTL2_EC.jpg A Conversation With Susana Malcorra

Susana Malcorra, Argentina's foreign minister and a candidate for UN secretary-general, discusses her outlook on the future of Argentina and U.S.-Latin American relations.

June 24, 2016

Global
Play RTX1RZAT_EC.jpg Citizens and Borders: A Viewing and Discussion of 'The Mapping Journey Project'

Experts discuss the personal, political, and cultural ramifications of the current global refugee crisis.

June 15, 2016

United Kingdom
Play RTSDHI8_EC.jpg The Brexit Debate and What it Means for Europe

Experts discuss the political and economic implications of a Brexit, and the next steps following a "stay" or "leave" vote on June 23.

June 10, 2013

India
Protesters carry candles as they shout slogans during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape in New Delhi, India. Governance in India: Women’s Rights

Several high-profile sexual assault cases in India have sparked a national debate over women’s rights and the need for social reform in a rapidly modernizing country.  

November 20, 2015

Germany
Play Merkel_EC.jpg Power Profile: Angela Merkel

Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she navigates an escalating migration crisis and uncertainty in the eurozone.

October 28, 2015

Germany
Play RTRRZ8U_EC.jpg Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of German Unification

Experts discuss the unification of Germany and the country's evolution into one of the leaders of the European Union today.

May 2, 2014

China
Armed policemen patrol near the exit of the South Railway Station, where three people were killed and 79 wounded in Wednesday's bomb and knife attack, in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region, on May 2, 2014. (Petar Kujundzic/Courtesy Reuters) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 2, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Attack in Xinjiang kills three and injures seventy-nine. A b…

April 14, 2009

Elections and Voting
India’s Electoral Politics

As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India’s politics.