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June 7, 2017

Health
Tedros-Chan-WHO Tedros, Taiwan, and Trump: What They Tell Us About China’s Growing Clout in Global Health

In one of my recent blog posts on the World Health Organization (WHO) director general (DG) election, I discussed how the new election procedure has reduced the advantage larger states have in influe…

May 25, 2017

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Director-General-Elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. A Change of Guard at the WHO

With the United States likely to pull back on global health funding, the World Health Organization, under its new director-general, will need to undertake serious structural and administrative change…

June 12, 2017

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
A Red Cross worker sprays bleach to disinfect children in Forecariah, Guinea. Ebola Virus

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed thousands and spurred efforts to improve responses to pandemics.

April 14, 2017

Health
Will the Director General Election Bring About the Change the World Health Organization is Looking for?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those who have been used to the noise and excitement in U.S. …

December 9, 2016

Elections and Voting
Iranian woman holding her daughter casts her ballot during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, in Tehran Ten Elections to Watch in 2017

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollsters and voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did mu…

November 14, 2016

Health
rtsfhme Who is the Likely Forerunner in the WHO Director-General Election?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and his research associate Gabriella Meltzer. With the generous sup…

June 20, 2013

United States
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani gestures to the media during a news conferenIranian president-elect Hassan Rohani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran June 17, 2013 (Courtesy Reuters).ce in Tehran June 17, 2013 (Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Iran’s President, Turkey’s Protests, Syria’s Opponents, and Palestine’s Prime Minister

Significant Developments Iran. President Obama reacted cautiously to the election of former nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani to become Iran’s new president. In an interview with Charlie Rose broadca…

May 22, 2013

Gender
Child Marriage and U.S. Foreign Policy

Mary Robinson and Geeta Rao Gupta discuss the Council on Foreign Relations report, Ending Child Marriage: How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives. In the report, aut…

May 22, 2013

Gender
Child Marriage and U.S. Foreign Policy

RACHEL VOGELSTEIN: Welcome, everyone, to the Council on Foreign Relations. We are here tonight to mark the release of the first-ever report on child marriage from the council, and we are very fort…