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September 14, 2018

Bangladesh
Bangladesh: Faith in Democracy and Institutions Is In Decline as Election Nears

A new public opinion poll shows that Bangladesh’s citizens are losing confidence in democratic institutions. The forthcoming election is an opportunity to renew the public’s faith in the democratic p…

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed consults with her team during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 18, 2017.

June 21, 2012

Americas
New from CFR: Julia Sweig on the Rio+20 Conference

In an op-ed in yesterday’s Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), CFR Senior Fellow Julia Sweig discusses how to measure the success of the ongoing Rio+20 Conference. Sweig characterizes the size and scope of …

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June 4, 2018

Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Democratic Erosion: How Democracy Assistance Can Help

Steve Cima is resident program director for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and Geoffrey Macdonald is principal researcher for democracy and governance at the International Republican Institute. Banglade…

Lawyers supporting Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) shout slogans as they sit on a street during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

February 24, 2017

India
Pakistan: Defeat Is an Orphan

What ails Pakistan? A new book from former Reuters correspondent Myra MacDonald shows how the country’s chronic struggle to somehow best India has instead led to deleterious results on all fronts. …

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March 19, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Removing the Silos Around Girls’ Education, National Security, and Child Marriage

In the lead up to the announcement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in September, I had the opportunity to host a conversation with Julia Gillard, chair of the Global Partnership for Education…

Girls take the final examination of their primary school in Sanaa, Yemen, June 2013 (Courtesy Khaled Abdullah/Reuters).

December 10, 2013

United States
Israel’s Three UN Allies

Just over a week ago the UN General Assembly voted to call 2014 the  ”International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” The vote was 100 for to 7 against, with 56 abstentions.  This is a…

July 29, 2013

Americas
A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas

My CFR colleague Julia Sweig just published a policy innovation memorandum outlining “A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas,” where she argues that lax U.S. gun laws contr…

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March 16, 2011

Americas
CFR Conference Call: Obama’s Trip to Latin America

My colleague Julia Sweig and I share our thoughts about Obama’s trip to Latin America in a CFR conference call

March 19, 2012

Cuba
Cuba: Another View

The views of my CFR colleague Julia Sweig on Cuba appear in an interview posted on our web site here under the title “The Frozen US-Cuba Relationship.” Ms. Sweig sees massive changes occurring in Cu…

July 12, 2011

China
CFR’s Independent Task Force: Global Brazil and U.S.-Brazil Relations

Today the Council on Foreign Relations is releasing its independent Task Force report, “Global Brazil and U.S.-Brazil Relations”. Although there were some differences of opinion among Task Force memb…

U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff toast during lunch in Brasilia