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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

June 24, 2014

Religion
The Sunni-Shia Divide

Entrenched conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future of the Middle East.

The Sunni-Shia Divide 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

December 18, 2013

Human Rights
Child Marriage

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not o…

Child Marriage InfoGuide

September 5, 2013

China
China’s Maritime Disputes

China’s growing assertiveness amid territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas has raised concerns about armed conflict.

China’s Maritime Disputes

September 21, 2011

Iran
Crisis Guide: Iran

Iran poses steep challenges to its Middle East neighbors and the world. Explore the country’s complex regime structure and controversial nuclear program, and watch experts debate the range of policy …

Crisis Guide: Iran