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June 7, 2017

State and Local Governments
Gearing Up the State Department for the Era of State- and City-Level Diplomacy

It might have been former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s November 2011 trade delegation to India that first caught my attention. Former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire led another in 2012.   …

Then Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina at an interactive session with entrepreneurs organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry in Chandigarh on November 14, 2014.

July 1, 2013

Education
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Adaptive Education

If many technology startups and established education firms have their way, the future of education will more closely resemble a one-on-one private tutor than a traditional schoolhouse classroom with…

A first grade student listens during a computer lesson in school (Courtesy Reuters).

August 12, 2015

Global
Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Though polio had nearly been eradicated, the virus is on the rise amid an increase in violence against vaccine workers in conflict zones.

A health worker administers drops of polio vaccine to children in an outskirt of the Yemeni capital Sana'a.

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Excerpt: Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

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November 21, 2016

Religion
Immigration and the Changing Face of America

Policy experts and scholars of religion discuss immigration and demographic trends in the United States.

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January 12, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Racist Facebook Comments Ignite South African Anger

Penny Sparrow, age sixty-nine, a white real estate agent in Durban and a member of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), in a Facebook post characterized black beach goers over New Year’s as “monk…

Durban Beach-Penny Sparrow

December 10, 2013

Child Marriage
Child Brides in Conflict Zones and Fragile States

CFR Senior Fellow Gayle Lemmon moderates a conversation with Liesl Gerntholtz of Human Rights Watch and Annie Bunting of York University on best practices for preventing child marriage during times o…