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October 2, 2019

Tanzania
International Health Officials and Tanzania Clash Over Potential Ebola Case

On September 8, a woman in her mid-thirties died in Tanzania of apparently Ebola-like symptoms. Tanzanian health officials conducted an autopsy, but ruled that Ebola was not the cause of death. The p…

Health workers dressed in protective suits stand on the other side of an orange fence.

September 24, 2019

Donald Trump
Patriot Games: President Trump Again Puts the “Nation” in United Nations

Though Trump’s tone was solemn and even-keeled, the overall thrust of his UN General Assembly speech was of transactional nationalism, emphasizing the importance of pursuing national interests and co…

U.S. President Donald J. Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, NY on September 24, 2019.

March 7, 2008

China
China’s Slow Road to Democracy

China is dealing with growing signs of social unrest and a budding civil society, but the central government’s power grip leaves little room for democracy.

September 23, 2011

Guest Post: Yanzhong Huang on the NCD Summit

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai. (Arko Datt/courtesy Reuters) As I noted last week and earlier this week, the United Nations has taken an interest in noncommunicable disea…

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai that used to allow smoking October 2, 2008. India banned smoking in public places on Thursday in an attempt to fight tobacco use blamed, directly or indirectly, for a fifth of all deaths in the world’s third-largest consumer. The ban, which includes all offices and restaurants, will hit its estimated 240 million tobacco users, who are likely to find their homes and cars among the last few places to light up. REUTERS/Arko Datta

October 21, 2005

Syria
Syria Stands Alone

This publication is now archived. Syria’s slow declineWhat a difference five years makes. At the beginning of the century, Syria was a proud Arab country, ruled with brutal consistency for thirty yea…