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November 9, 2022

West Africa
Climate Change and Conflict in the Sahel

The African countries of the Sahel stand to be among the most affected by climate change. To help mitigate its effects, Beza Tesfaye argues that the United States should partner with civil society groups and expand climate adaptation and financing efforts.

November 14, 2022

Biotechnology
Global Health Security in the DNA Age

Rapid advancements in biotechnology could have massive implications for public health and the global economy. Ryan Morhard, director of policy and partnerships at Ginkgo Bioworks, outlines how global…

July 18, 2013

South Korea
South Korean Civil Society

Overview Rooted in the country's long struggle for autonomy and democracy, South Korea's robust civil society has long been credited with allowing and encouraging ordinary citizens to involve them…

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December 1, 2022

Climate Change
How Will Global Health Survive Climate Change?

Climate change has the potential to become the most significant threat to public health in the coming decades. Dr. Colin Carlson argues that new initiatives, including greater adaptation financing an…

December 1, 2019

United States
U.S. Adults’ Knowledge About the World

A new survey commissioned from Gallup by the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society explores American adults’ knowledge about geography and world affairs.

August 1, 2003

Media
Correspondence: An International Review of Culture and Society

In reading the major cultural periodicals, we are seeking to report significant or interesting developments in the various countries. In many instances, these are synopses of articles. In other insta…

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October 16, 2017

China
Chinese Investment in Critical U.S. Technology: Risks to U.S. Security Interests

To counter security threats of Chinese investment in U.S. critical technology, policymakers should boost innovation in the U.S. economy as a way to maintain a technological edge rather than seek to block or restrict Chinese investment or to limit the export of certain technologies.

A man programs an iPal Companion Robot by Nanjing Avatar Mind Robot Technology at the 2017 World Robot conference in Beijing, on August 22, 2017. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

January 1, 1997

Iran
Debating Religion and Politics in Iran

Overview Post-revolutionary Iran often is depicted as a society devoid and incapable of self-criticism that is dominated by a monolithic view of religion and politics. A revolutionary Islamic ideo…

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September 8, 2015

Ukraine
Rebuilding Economic and Political Stability in Ukraine

Overview Ukraine faces two severe and immediate challenges: armed pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country and a sharp, nationwide economic deterioration stemming in no small par…

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July 10, 2014

Japan
Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Overview Japan's new politics challenge some basic assumptions about U.S.-Japan alliance management. From the election of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in 2009 to the return of the Liberal D…