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September 27, 2018

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

For the first time in recorded history, viruses, bacteria, and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death or disability in any region of the world. People are living longer. And yet, the news is not all good. Recent reductions in infectious disease have not been accompanied by the same improvements in income, job opportunities, and governance. There have also been unintended consequences. In this book, Thomas Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry.

July 11, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken Teaching Notes by Max Boot The Road Not Taken

Teaching Notes for The Road Not Taken, written by CFR Senior Fellow Max Boot, on the biography of Edward Lansdale that reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

July 11, 2018

Digital Policy
U.S. Supreme Court The Supreme Court Adapts Constitutional Law to Address Technological Change

With Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, two recent cases shed light on how Chief Justice John Roberts might decide technology cases if he becomes the court's new swing vote. 

July 10, 2018

Europe
Ints Kalnins/Reuters Trump Goes to Europe

President Trump goes to Europe this week. Its leaders are bracing for the impact.

July 9, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Teaching Notes for Realism and Democracy by Elliott Abrams Realism and Democracy

Teaching Notes for Realism and Democracy, written by CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams, on U.S. foreign policy that combines practical policies and idealism in supporting those struggling for democracy and human rights in the Arab world.

June 21, 2018

China
What Would Happen if China Started Selling Off Its Treasury Portfolio? What Would Happen if China Started Selling Off Its Treasury Portfolio?

Just how important have foreign inflows been to the Treasury market?  

June 14, 2018

Laos
A Great Place to Have a War Teaching Notes A Great Place to Have a War

Teaching Notes for A Great Place to Have a War, written by CFR Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick, on the story of the CIA's covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War.

May 24, 2018

Monetary Policy
Play Session1 Twenty-One Trillion and Counting: How Did We Get Here?

This is the first session of the American Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Fixes symposium.

May 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Podcast Women trainees during a Female Dump Truck Driver Programme training session held by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), in Tharparkar, Pakistan. September 21, 2017. Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation: Progress and Challenges

Despite the relationship between women’s labor force participation and growth, legal barriers continue to inhibit women’s economic potential around the world. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Women…

May 18, 2018

Foreign Aid
Pepfar HIV testing PEPFAR’s Impact on Global Health Is Fading

During its fifteen years, PEPFAR has become one of the most important global health initiatives ever launched. However, its influence is fading, threatening the global fight against HIV/AIDS as the s…