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October 2, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The E-cigarette Backlash

An outbreak of a lung illness linked to vaping is raising the pressure on countries to rein in the booming e-cigarette industry.

February 8, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Podcast: Vigilante Groups and Countering Insurgencies in Africa

Vigilante groups usually arise in weak states with deteriorating security situations in which locals feel compelled to take their security into their own hands. The state will often try to co-opt these militias, who are afforded a level of legitimacy in their communities that the military is not, at least initially, and thus have a distinct advantage in counterinsurgency operations.

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January 23, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Vigilante Groups and Counterinsurgencies in Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Ned Dalby, a senior research analyst with International Crisis Group and lead contributor to the new report Double-Edged Sword: Vigi…

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November 14, 2017

Economics
A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

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October 2, 2017

Islamic State
'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'

Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring. 

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July 12, 2016

Islamic State
Does Iraq Have a Plan for After the Islamic State?

Even as Iraqi special forces and Shia militias roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Baghdad has done little to address the underlying causes of Sunni militancy.

September 14, 2015

Asia
The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

Teaching Notes for The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash by CFR Senior Fellow Scott A. Snyder.

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September 9, 2014

Iraq
Crisis in Iraq: The View From Baghdad

Ned Parker, Reuters bureau chief in Baghdad, discusses the current situation in Iraq and the challenges of overcoming sectarian divisions, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call…

December 1, 2014

United States
The Federal Reserve Then and Now: Better Equipped to Avert Crises?

Author Liaquat Ahamed, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow and Citigroup Global Chief Economist Willem Buiter, and NYU's Professor of Economics Mark Gertler, join CFR Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby to discuss…