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September 23, 2020

Health
What Does the CDC Do?

The federal agency has a broad mandate to protect Americans’ health and an expansive global reach. But the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked debate about the future of the CDC.

An audience member photographs a slide showing the likeness of the Ebola virus during an Ebola safety presentation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on November 7, 2014, in Los Angeles.

August 13, 2020

Human Trafficking
The Evolution of Human Trafficking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated human lives, the global economy, and educational systems. Given the enormous financial hardship on families, the mass movement of people, and the closing of schoo…

Human Trafficking Thrives During COVID-19

January 1, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Looking Forward: Africa 2015

With over a billion people and the second largest continental landmass in the world, Africa is complicated and defies generalization. Yet, we do it all the time. Here are five trends to keep an eye o…

Africa 2015

September 4, 2014

China
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.

Protesters hold an East Turkestan flag during a demonstration in Berlin to protest against deadly riots in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, July 10, 2009.

June 28, 2013

Turkey
Turmoil in Turkey

Steven Cook and Ömer Taşpinar examine the recent unrest and its implications for Turkey's neighbors and U.S. policy.

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June 28, 2013

Turkey
Turmoil in Turkey

Steven Cook and Ömer Taşpinar examine the recent unrest and its implications for Turkey's neighbors and U.S. policy.

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March 13, 2012

Sudan
A Trip Report: Sudan

Upon their return from South Sudan with the Enough Project, please join George Clooney, John Prendergast, and special guests to assess the in-country situation in the year since southern Sudan's inde…

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October 7, 2010

Sudan
Sudan’s Fractured Internal Politics

Experts say instability in south Sudan should be looked at in tandem with the crisis in Darfur, and some call for addressing Sudan’s problems in a more unified way to help forestall an escalation of …

August 22, 2006

Lebanon
Multiethnic Armies and National Unity

Multiethnic armies like the Lebanese, Iraqi, and Afghan national forces face enormous challenges as they attempt to become viable forces. Historically, successes in unifying a military force often ha…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Justifying the War

This publication is now archived. Was the war in Iraq justified?There is broad agreement that removing Saddam Hussein from power neutralized a ruthless tyrant. But the debate over why the United Stat…