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April 25, 2019

Americas
China's Green Investments Won't Undo Its Environmental Damage to Latin America

While solar panels, electric buses, and wind turbines emerge, fossil fuel usage and demand for commodities continue to degrade Latin America’s environment.

An aerial view shows a deforested area of the Amazon jungle in southeast Peru caused by illegal mining during a police operation to destroy illegal machinery and equipment used by wildcat miners in Madre de Dios, Peru, February 19, 2019.

November 29, 2018

Climate Change
Displacement and Adaptation: The Impending Impact of Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a report that expressed concerns about the serious and immediate consequences of a warming planet.

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November 1, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 23, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Samir Kumar, Gabriella Meltzer, and David O’Connor look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Deadly forest fires exact major toll on Southeast Asia. A …

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September 12, 2016

China
Why China Should be Concerned About Zika

Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that was first discovered in 1947 in Uganda, has resurged, spreading rapidly across the world.  There were only thirteen countries with evidence of local Zika infections …

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September 19, 2016

New Zealand
A Conversation With John Key

John Key outlines the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and discuss its effects on the regional economies in the Asia-Pacific.

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March 2, 2016

Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s Forgotten Drought

This is a guest post by Gabriella Meltzer, Research Associate in Global Health for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies program. El Niño was first discovered in the 1600s when fishermen notice…

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July 28, 2016

Brazil
Teetering at the Precipice: Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympics

Experts discuss Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, Brazil’s deepening economic recession, the Zika virus outbreak, and other issues facing Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olym…

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May 26, 2016

Elections and Voting
Don’t Give Up on AMISOM Yet

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. Later this year, Somalia looks to continue its recent prog…

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May 5, 2016

Panama
Assessing Panama's Future

Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado discusses the political, economic, and foreign policy issues facing Panama and the region.

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December 30, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
What to Watch: Africa 2016

While western governments are currently transfixed on events in Iraq and Syria, it is important that they do not forget Africa. Boko Haram has become the world’s deadliest terrorist organization and …

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