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November 18, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
What Is the Kafala System?

The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for …

Workers are seen in the Lusail National Stadium, which is under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

October 30, 2007

Monetary Policy
Two coordination problems likely to arise inside Bretton woods 2

Last week, I argued that the emerging world’s governments have been provided the US with an enormous credit line – one large enough to prop the dollar up – even in the absence of any formal instituti…

August 4, 2022

Taiwan
As China Punishes Taiwan for Pelosi’s Visit, What Comes Next?

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the first speaker in twenty-five years to visit Taiwan.

Speaker of the U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), left, poses for photographs with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, at the president's office on August 03, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan. Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday as part of a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies in the region, as China made it clear that her visit to Taiwan would be seen in a negative light.

November 29, 2022

Media
Countering Disinformation Through Media Literacy

Summer Lopez, chief program officer of PEN America’s Free Expression Programs, discusses the psychology and spreading of disinformation and how to avoid injecting it into public discourse. The webina…

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April 7, 2022

Global Governance
Global Health Governance: Perspectives From Abroad

Ahead of the 2022 convenings of the Group of Seven (G7) and Group of Twenty (G20), our panelists discuss policy and governance challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic that pose problems for pan…

Play ANTO ANDRE, BRAZIL - MAY 17: Health care workers care for COVID-19 patients at a field hospital set up in the Pedro Dell’Antonia Sports Complex on May 17, 2021 in Santo Andre, Brazil. There are currently no ICU patients being treated in the field hospital. Health experts are warning that Brazil should brace for a new surge of COVID-19 amid a slow vaccine rollout and relaxed restrictions. The state of Sao Paulo has registered over 3 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths. Over 435,000 people

October 3, 2022

Burkina Faso
A Country in Freefall

The latest military coup d’état would seem to be the least of Burkina Faso’s problems.

Two men stand on a vehicle holding a flag together their whilst others below hold flags for Russia and Burkina Faso.

November 10, 2022

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
Federalism and Foreign Policy: The Role of States

Jenna Bednar, professor of political science and public policy at the University of Michigan, and Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discuss the …

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October 21, 2022

COVID-19
Preventing and Preparing for Pandemics With Zoonotic Origins

Every viral pandemic since 1900 has been the result of spillover from animals to humans. Public health systems should take the steps outlined by Jay Varma and Neil Vora to limit the potential for spi…

October 27, 2022

International Law
Forging a Cooperative Relationship Between ICC and a Special Tribunal for Russian Aggression Against Ukraine

[Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Just Security series, Prosecuting the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine. All articles in the series can be found here.] The proposal for a Special Tribu…