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January 2, 2024

Peru
The Organized Crime Threat to Latin American Democracies

Governments have learned to manage many threats, but they are failing to curb the growing power of organized crime.

Photo of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attending a trial as a witness in 2018

September 22, 2023

Taiwan
The Dangers of Excluding Taiwan from International Organizations

The exclusion of Taiwan from international organizations hinders the world’s ability to develop comprehensive and effective solutions to a growing set of transnational issues.

The United Nations logo is displayed at the UN headquarters in New York.

March 26, 2024

Refugees and Displaced Persons
How Does the U.S. Refugee System Work?

The United States has long been a safe haven for refugees from around the world. President Biden is working to expand the country’s resettlement program after the Trump administration made sharp cuts…

Afghan refugees walk through Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on September 2, 2021.

October 19, 2022

Americas
The Organization of American States

The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy and has become more assertive in promoting the rule of law, human rights, and fair elections as some states face domes…

Secretary-General Luis Almagro convenes the OAS’s fifty-second General Assembly in Lima, Peru.

March 19, 2024

Palestinian Territories
Who Governs the Palestinians?

Power in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, the so-called Palestinian territories, has been divided among three entities: a governing body called the Palestinian Authority, the militant group Hamas, a…

Palestinians wave their national flag as they rally beneath images of President Mahmoud Abbas and his predecessor, Yasser Arafat

March 21, 2024

United States
CFR Welcomes Steven Bennett as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes Steven Bennett as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, where he will work on strategic, financial, and management issues. Bennett…

April 1, 2024

Trade
WTO Members Kick the Can Down the Road, Again

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) thirteenth ministerial conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates failed to break the deadlock on old and new initiatives in areas such as agricultural …

13th WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE

June 2, 2022

World Health Organization (WHO)
What Does the World Health Organization Do?

Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

A nurse working with the WHO prepares Ebola vaccines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.