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May 7, 2003

Indonesia
Indonesia Commission

Overview Papua, a remote and impoverished yet resource-rich Indonesian province, is at risk of a descent into conflict that would likely destabilize the entire country. According to this report fr…

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April 18, 2019

Infectious Diseases
The Simple Solution That Saved Fifty-Four Million Lives

In 1968, two recent U.S. medical school graduates working in Dhaka, Bangladesh, developed oral rehydration solution—a mixture of water, sugar, and salt—that the British medical journal the Lancet has…

Dr. David Nalin and Dr. Richard Cash at the Council on Foreign Relations

December 28, 2017

United States
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

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December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

American obituaries

April 11, 2019

Italy
A Conversation with Ignazio Visco

Governor Visco discusses Italy’s economic reform, the state of the country’s public finances, and the economic governance of the European Union.

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December 15, 2017

United States
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that doesn’t mean that this year didn’t produce its sha…

world events 2017

April 2, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

Elections 2018

December 1, 2017

Political History and Theory
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the centennial of the U.S. entry into Wo…

British soldiers marking the anniversary of the armistice that ended WW1.

March 14, 2019

Health
Democracy Matters in Global Health

Panelists will discuss the links between democratic governance and global health.

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