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January 12, 2015

Haiti
Haiti’s Reconstruction Struggles

Five years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains plagued by a weak political system and flawed reconstruction process, says former correspondent Jonathan M. Katz.

December 17, 2014

Pakistan
Behind Pakistan’s Taliban War

Military forces have degraded the Pakistani Taliban’s insurgency, but the Peshawar school attack demonstrates the limits of government control and lethality of rebel forces, says CFR’s Daniel Markey.

December 19, 2014

Cuba
After the Thaw: What’s Next in U.S.-Cuba Relations?

The opening of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba will bring real change to the island and raise Washington’s stature in the region, says CFR’s Julia Sweig.

December 4, 2014

Noncommunicable Diseases
A Rising Global Health Threat

The biggest threats to global health are not pandemics, but rather, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases, says CFR’s Thomas J. Bollyky.

September 18, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Epic Failures Feeding Ebola Crisis

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is outpacing current efforts to contain and combat it, says CFR’s Laurie Garrett.

September 12, 2014

Pakistan
Pakistani Military Cool Amid Political Crisis

In staying on the sidelines, the Pakistani army may be the only party to emerge from the weeks-long political crisis unscathed, says CFR’s Daniel S. Markey.

September 10, 2014

Brazil
A Presidential Protest Vote in Brazil?

With the economy in recession, public infrastructure projects lagging, and last year’s protests still resonating, the public mood in Brazil is far less optimistic than when Dilma Rousseff rose to the…

June 7, 2012

Pakistan
The Widening U.S.-Pakistan Rift

The U.S. drone attack that killed an al-Qaeda leader has further frayed ties and is feeding Pakistani anger, humiliation, and frustration over U.S. aims, says CFR’s Daniel Markey.

June 10, 2014

Pakistan
The Different Taliban Worlds

CFR’s Daniel Markey sheds light on the two Taliban branches—the Afghan-based group that negotiated the release of a U.S. prisoner of war, and the Pakistani Taliban, which attacked the Karachi airport…

October 8, 2013

China
What Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone Bodes For China

Shanghai’s new free trade zone promises to be a testing ground for China’s economic reform, but its innovations should be assessed over time, explains expert Daniel Rosen.