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January 17, 2018

Human Trafficking
Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Modern slavery victimizes tens of millions of people. CFR examines the forces driving slavery and the many forms it has taken, including debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States.

Modern Slavery

October 4, 2017

Kurds
The Time of the Kurds

The Kurds, one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, may be on the verge of achieving their independence amid turbulence in Syria and Iraq.

The Time of the Kurds

July 1, 2016

Brazil
Deforestation in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest absorbs more greenhouse gases than any other tropical forest. But in Brazil, deforestation has claimed nearly a fifth of its tree cover, which threatens biodiversity and contrib…

Deforestation in the Amazon InfoGuide

November 9, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Eastern Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to ove…

The Eastern Congo

January 16, 2015

Taliban
The Taliban

The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan.  As U.S. troops draw down, the next phase of con…

The Taliban InfoGuide

March 20, 2014

Arctic
The Emerging Arctic

The northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping. But debate is mounting over whethe…

The Emerging Arctic

September 9, 2009

Elections and Voting
2012: The Year of Elections

Elections throughout the world in 2012 brought several countries to a crossroads as they struggled with the eurozone debt crisis, the formation of post-Arab Spring governments, and recovery from econ…

2012: The Year of Elections

May 28, 2008

Media
Politics and the Olympics

An interactive slideshow looking at how the Olympics have served as political showcases for nations, individuals, and ideologies.

Politics and  the Olympics

October 17, 2007

International Organizations
Africa’s Conflict Zones

An interactive map examining conflict zones on the African continent.

Africa’s Conflict Zones

May 21, 2007

Politics and Government
Interactive Map: Horn of Africa

An interactive map of the Horn of Africa.

Interactive Map: Horn of Africa