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November 19, 2008

United States
Development and Global Health Aid Cuts Would Be Cruelest of All

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett writes that the United States cannot afford to reduce its foreign assistance spending, even though it faces its toughest budgetary challenge since the Great Depressio…

January 21, 2010

United States
Financial Regulation’s Fatal Flaw

Congress’ call for a new federal agency to oversee insurers still relies too heavily on ill-equipped state regulators to stem risks posed by bond insurers, traders, and reinsurers, writes CFR’s Marc …

December 2, 2009

Elections and Voting
Avoiding Elections at Any Cost in Iraq

CFR’s Rachel Schneller says Iraqi political factions should be given time to sort out their power-sharing rules rather than be rushed into elections in January 2010, a date pegged to U.S. troop withd…

April 14, 2010

Human Rights
For Obama, Vexing Detainee Decisions Loom

The Obama administration, at first swift to move away from Bush-era detainee practices, has found itself struggling through a political and legal thicket about where and how to try those accused of w…

May 6, 2010

United States
The Debate over Foreign Aid

It’s important to evaluate foreign aid programs and address questions of accountability and value, especially at a time of concern about the economy, but cuts or reductions in foreign assistance supp…

December 4, 2009

International Organizations
The Vanishing WTO

Amid the global economic downturn, the World Trade Organization has been reduced to a talking shop as the prospects for a new global trade deal grow dimmer, says CFR’s Marc Levinson.

May 31, 2013

South Africa
South Africa

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, John Campbell explores South Africa’s remarkable transition to nonracial democracy alongs…

November 17, 2008

Emerging Markets
Latin America: Not So Insulated After All

CFR’s Latin America Studies Program outlines the implications of the global financial crisis for Latin America.

January 11, 2011

Haiti
Haiti’s Year of Living Miserably

The cholera epidemic that has added to the list of Haiti’s post-earthquake miseries is a reminder that what Haiti needs more than anything else is good governance that would lead to better infrastruc…

February 23, 2009

Arms Industries and Trade
Helping Mexico Help Itself

Brazen assassinations, kidnappings, and political intimidation by drug lords conjure up images of Colombia in the early 1990s. Yet today it is Mexico that is being engulfed by escalating violence, an…