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August 17, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Interview with Dr. Marc Siegel on Epidemics

Dr. Marc Siegel, a physician and author of False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear, talks about irrational fear of epidemics.   Why is there so much fear around generalized topics, li…

August 18, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Council Fellow Laurie Garrett’s rebuttal to Siegel interview

Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, writes a rebuttal to Marc Siegel’s views on epidemics. [Dr. Siegel] demands absolute certainty before he will a…

March 22, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Future of Islamic State Operations in Africa

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State loses ground in Syria and Iraq, there is increasing concern that it will gradually shift its operations to Africa. Indeed, in late 2016, Islamic State leader Abu …

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May 22, 2014

Europe
Do the European Parliamentary Elections Matter?

This week’s European parliament elections could mark a victory for eurosceptics and fringe political groups, an outcome that would likely sour transatlantic relations, says expert Judy Dempsey.

April 10, 2018

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

The world is in the midst of a transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines, artificial intelligence, new technologies, and global competition remake how people do their jobs and pursue th…

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September 4, 2015

Iraq
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Malaysia’s Corruption Scandal, Migration Crisis Threatens EU Political Unity, and More

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Anti-Corruption Conference Coincides with Ma…

Protesters march at a rally organised by pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, August 29, 2015. Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a two-day rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name. The placards read, "Corruptor" and "We are not against prime minister, we just hate Najib" (Olivia Harris/Reuters).

June 26, 2002

Saudi Arabia
Youssef Ibrahim discusses Saudi feelings toward the U.S.

National Public Radio: All Things Considered ROBERT SIEGEL, host: One aspect of the Saudi-US relationship is financial. The Saudis bank much of their considerable national wealth in the United States…

October 20, 2017

Myanmar
The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

Eric Schwartz recounts his recent visit to Bangladesh and discusses what humanitarian organizations and international governments can do to address this crisis. 

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September 14, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Conversation With Senator Jeff Flake

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake discusses the future of bipartisanship in Congress and the steps needed to advance the foreign policy agenda of the United States.

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