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February 4, 2010

Drug Policy
The Good and Bad News about Afghan Opium

International efforts have helped reduce the number of Afghan provinces growing opium poppies. But CFR’s George Gavrilis says the drug trade continues to flourish, requiring broader counternarcotics …

October 25, 2011

Elections and Voting
African Democracy: Elections Despite Divisions

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood note the potential dangers of elections in weak and divided African countries, but they urge continued U.S. support for elect…

May 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia
Why a Saudi Virus Is Spreading Alarm

A new virus discovered in Saudi Arabia is raising deep concerns over its lethality. An intellectual property dispute could be impeding efforts to contain it, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.

December 22, 2009

United States
Climate Right for U.S. Joining Law of Sea Convention

The time is ripe for President Obama to press for Senate passage of the Law of the Sea Convention and expand U.S. influence on oceans governance, write Scott Borgerson and Thomas Pickering.

February 26, 2015

Health Policy and Initiatives
The Tobacco Treaty Turns Ten

The WHO’s tobacco treaty in 2005 was hailed as a crucial tool for controlling one of the world’s most lethal substances and as a model for confronting other global health problems. Ten years later it…

July 26, 2016

South Africa
Overcoming the Legacy of White Supremacy in South Africa

Local elections in South Africa will provide a barometer for public concerns over a stubborn problem: how to reduce stark inequalities between whites and blacks, writes CFR’s John Campbell.

June 28, 2010

Saudi Arabia
Difficult Talks for U.S. and Saudis

President Obama and Saudi King Abdullah’s meeting on June 29 will include difficult conversations about the Middle East, where Saudis want to be convinced that the United States is serious about supp…

September 22, 2011

Noncommunicable Diseases
The Path Forward on NCDs

The 2011 high-level UN meeting on non-communicable diseases fell far short of the major funding and targets agreed to at a similar meeting on HIV/AIDS a decade ago, which CFR’s Thomas Bollyky says in…

May 23, 2012

International Organizations
Reinventing the World Health Organization

The World Health Assembly in Geneva this week needs to do more to define a workable mission for the struggling World Health Organization.

May 31, 2016

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Back to the Future of Global Health Security

To contain infectious disease outbreaks like Zika and Ebola, global health authorities must learn from past efforts to motivate the private and nonprofit sectors around problems of the poor, write CF…