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April 18, 2019

Infectious Diseases
The Simple Solution That Saved Fifty-Four Million Lives

In 1968, two recent U.S. medical school graduates working in Dhaka, Bangladesh, developed oral rehydration solution—a mixture of water, sugar, and salt—that the British medical journal the Lancet has…

Dr. David Nalin and Dr. Richard Cash at the Council on Foreign Relations

March 8, 2010

Climate Change
Harnessing International Institutions to Address Climate Change

Overview Most discussions about using international institutions to address climate change focus narrowly on the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. However, many ot…

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April 2, 2007

Pollution
World Bank Taking More Nimble Approach to Development

The official overseeing the World Bank’s huge sustainable development division downplays concerns that environmental issues have been suppressed in a new push for infrastructure projects.

April 10, 2017

Cybersecurity
Takeaways From the EWI Cyberspace Cooperation Summit

Bruce McConnell is the Global Vice President of the EastWest Institute. He leads the organization's Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative.  On March 14-16, the EastWest Institute (EWI), in partnershi…

EWI Summit

March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task For…

February 17, 2017

China
Media Censorship in China

China’s central government has cracked down on press freedom as the country expands its international influence, but in the internet age, many of its citizens hunger for a free flow of information.

Stacks of newspapers on display at a newsstand in Beijing, January 10, 2013.

February 7, 2017

Cybersecurity
"You’re Fired!" Will Not Fix Federal Cybersecurity

Earl Crane, former director for federal cybersecurity at the National Security Council and founder of Emergent Network Defense, co-authored this piece.  In briefings late January, President Trump pr…

November 28, 2016

South Sudan
Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

Following its independence in 2011, three years of civil war have left South Sudan on the cusp of full-scale genocide, with its sovereignty discredited and undermined by warring elites.

November 9, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Gender Bias Inside the Digital Revolution: Human Rights and Women's Rights Online

As the world moves deeper into the digital age, international organizations, businesses, and governments grapple with questions about how technology challenges and reinforces biases. Dr. Safiya Noble…

Podcast Youths browse the internet inside the venue of the launch of Google free wifi project in Nigeria July 26, 2018.

June 7, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Young Women Empowered Against HIV: Violence, Education, Institutions

Girls and women make up more than half of the 36.7 million people living with HIV globally. Research shows that gender inequalities, including gender-based violence, exacerbate girls’ and women’s vul…

Podcast Mishi Mohammed, a phlebotomist, holds a blood sample from a woman to test for HIV at the Mater Hospital in Kenya, September 10, 2015.