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December 8, 2015

Asia
A Tipping Point in Bangladesh?

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is from Sarah Labowitz (@SarahLabo), co…

A sign is seen as a building safety assessment is being conducted at an Adorn Knitwear garments factory in Dhaka, December 9, 2014. Adorn is a small business not far from the rubble of Rana Plaza, a Dhaka suburb building that collapsed in April 2013 killing more than 1,100 people, most low-paid seamstresses, and prompting a costly safety overhaul at plants large and small. Last month, Adorn's production lines were silent and its sewing machines gathering dust as the lengthy process of checking the building

July 30, 2013

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: NYC Zoning and Competitiveness

The debate over skyscrapers and their place in the American city has endured for over a century, and New York City has often led the conversation. In 1913, the Equitable Life Assurance Society unveil…

Manhattan Skyline

October 17, 2012

Infrastructure
American Decline or Economic Renewal?

On October 15, the Renewing America initiative hosted the BBC's The World Tonight radio program at CFR in Washington for a special event, "American Decline or Economic Renewal?," which was broadcast …

A teacher reads to students at an elementary school in Walla Walla, Washington (Dick_Morgan/Flickr).

September 19, 2012

United States
How to Talk to China

The policy of the Obama administration toward China has been a failure. Secretary Clinton’s recent trip was a reminder of this, because it was filled with friction and achieved very little. Here is a…

December 3, 2011

Iran
Panetta’s Dangerous Mistake

Secretary of Defense Panetta addressed the Saban Forum, the annual meeting of Israeli and American journalists, officials, and former officials, on Friday evening. What he said is no mystery; why he …

May 25, 2016

You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals V

This is the fifth blog post in this series. The previous four were published in February, July, and October 2015, and January 2016, and highlight earlier academic findings.  David B. Carter, “Provoc…

YMHM Academic May 2016

October 20, 2014

China
Are Americans Overreacting to the Ebola Virus?

Compared with the havoc wreaked by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the virus thus far has only led to three confirmed cases in the United States. The fear and anxiety however has spread much faste…

Protestor Jeff Hulbert of Annapolis, Maryland holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in Washington October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

June 5, 2015

The Danger of False Narratives: Al-Shabaab’s Faux Ivory Trade

This is a guest post by Jessica L. Anderson, a PhD student in political science at the George Washington University. Elephants are being slaughtered and their tusks sold, in order to finance deadly …

Tusks_Jessica Blog

May 7, 2015

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: The Sinking of the Lusitania

Asking “what if” is a popular parlor game. Seldom, however, do we ever get an answer, and certainly not almost immediately. King George V of Britain is a rare exception. On the morning of May 7, 1915…

Lusitania-Sinks