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January 16, 2015

China
Maxine Builder: Antibiotics in China’s Rivers - An Emerging Health Threat

On December 25, state-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported excessive amounts of antibiotics—up to four times the legal limit in the United States—in the Yangtze, Yellow, Huangpu, Liao, and Pe…

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October 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Maxine Builder: South Korea’s Response to Ebola—From Panic to Pledges

Maxine Builder is a research associate for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. When the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began receiving international attention in August, South Ko…

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February 10, 2015

Israel
Buji and Bibi

Israel’s election campaign continues day after day, hot and heavy, with five weeks to go. Prime Minister Netanyahu has struck a blow with the best campaign ad so far, and it can be found here with En…

December 9, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Lady Health Workers in Pakistan: On the Front Line and Under Fire

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Maxine Builder, a research ass…

A polio vaccinator administers polio vaccine drops to a boy while a colleague takes notes nearby in Karachi, Pakistan, October 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Akhtar Soomro).

August 13, 2013

Israel
Does Freeing Murderers Bring Peace?

Today Israel will free 26 murderers, a price exacted by the PLO before it would return to peace negotiations. Israel has entered into such deals before, for example freeing over 1,000 prisoners in ex…

June 20, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Cybersecurity and Homeland Threats from Eastern Europe: A Conversation with Michael McCaul

Chairman McCaul discusses his recent bipartisan congressional trip to France, Poland, Estonia, and Ukraine to examine cybersecurity issues, and how the United States can continue to support European …

May 24, 2017

Religion
The Rise of Ethnonationalism and the Future of Liberal Democracy

Jocelyne Cesari, Jack A. Goldstone, and Pankaj Mishra discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the future of liberal democracy.

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May 24, 2017

Religion
Pluralism, Polarization, and the Common Good

Suhail Khan, David Kyuman Kim, and Jack Moline discuss advancing the common good amid moral and political polarization.

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May 24, 2017

Religion
China's Great Awakening

Elizabeth C. Economy, Ian Johnson, and Fenggang Yang discuss the current political climate in China, and the rise and role of religion in the country.

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