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May 1, 2017

Russia
National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

May 5, 2017

Somalia
Tuna ship protected off of Somali waters. Return of Somali Pirates Alerts Pentagon

This is a guest post by Michael Clyne. Michael is a risk management consultant specializing in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at: @mikeclyne.  Pirate attacks have returned to the Gulf of Ad…

Apr 24, 2017

Military Operations
bomb How the Pentagon Announces Killing Terrorists Versus Civilians 

This blog post was coauthored with my research associate, Jennifer Wilson.  Last week, the U.S. military announced an accomplishment that has come to define progress in the war on terrorism—the de…

Apr 6, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Architect Joe Weishaar adjusts flags in honor of the fallen Washington area WWI veterans on Veterans Day at DC War Memorial in Washington Remembering America’s Entry into the Great War

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of Congress declaring war on Germany, thereby thrusting the United States into the Great War, or what we know today as World War I. The vote was a major turn…

Nov 17, 2014

Noncommunicable Diseases
The Emerging Global Health Crisis, Interactive The Emerging Global Health Crisis, Interactive

The gravest health threats facing low- and middle-income countries are not the plagues, parasites, and blights that dominate the news cycle and international relief efforts. They are the everyday dis…

Nov 3, 2016

Health
Health and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Miracles

To continue the extraordinary progress of the past fifteen years, the next U.S. administration should further integrate global health, development, and pandemic preparedness into the U.S. national se…

Apr 1, 2017

Human Rights
Ronald Reagan, Deane Hinton, and "Fake News" in The New York Times

The term "fake news" is no doubt over-used these days, but there is such a thing. Indeed, there is even such a thing as a "fake news" obituary. A prime example of distortion and false reporting can b…

Mar 21, 2016

Trade
Trade and Medicines Trade and Medicines

U.S. trade deals may not be spurring the large price increases and shifts away from lower-cost generics that many predicted.

Dec 16, 2016

Education
Race, Gender, Region: Understanding the Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

This is a guest post by Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Last week, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCH…

Mar 8, 2017

Cybersecurity
Wikileaks and the CIA: What’s in Vault7?

On Tuesday, Wikileaks released a huge cache of documents it said were descriptions of CIA cyber tools used to break into smartphones, computers and internet-connected TVs. Wikileaks says the document…