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July 2, 2015

Global
The Case for Talking With Terrorists

Governments’ refusals to entertain the possibility of dialogue with groups such as al-Qaeda and the self-proclaimed Islamic State causes needless deaths, says expert Jonathan Powell.

December 8, 2014

Global
Ten Elections to Watch in 2015

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. Indians and Indonesians elected new leaders, while Brazilians and South Africans voted to keep the ones they had. Turks elevated their…

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October 15, 2014

International Organizations
Could the BRICS Bank Make China More Responsible?

Below is a guest post by Isabella Bennett, assistant director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Last weekend’s World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting…

Leaders of the BRICS countries—Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and South African President Jacob Zuma—pose during the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 15, 2014.

October 28, 2013

Global
Technology's Humanitarian Purposes

Laura Walker Hudson and Patrick Meier discuss the application and innovation of technology for rapid humanitarian response.

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September 13, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Latino Immigrants as Job Creators

CFR’s Renewing America initiative just released a new report by Alexandra Starr, a fellow at the New America Foundation, titled “Latino Immigrant Entrepreneurs: How to Capitalize on Their Economic Po…

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August 20, 2012

Oceans and Seas
Sea Change: A New Tool for Measuring Ocean Health

I spent late July alongside the Bay of Fundy, marveling at the world’s most spectacular tides. But the power of the sea can be misleading. The world’s oceans may look omnipotent, but they are all too…

A fisherman is seen near a rubbish dump on the Sidon seafront in south Lebanon

July 2, 2012

Politics and Government
Hola, Enrique Peña Nieto: President-Elect of Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto had a very good weekend. While Americans were grumbling about record-breaking heat and residents of Washington, D.C., were learning to live without air conditioning because powerfu…

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February 13, 2012

Economics
Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Things are heating up in the two presidential races facing Latin America this year. On the heels of Josefina Vázquez Mota’s victory in the PAN party primary last week, on Sunday Venezuela hosted yet …

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January 10, 2012

Human Rights
What to Watch in 2012: Two Elections That Could Transform Latin America

Though fewer in number than in 2011, the two Presidential elections on the docket for 2012 will make up for it in terms of their importance in the region. The first will happen in July in Mexico. Le…

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October 11, 2011

Human Rights
Venezuela’s Presidential Race

Members of Venezuela's militia and supporters of Venezuela's President Chavez attend a ceremony in Caracas (Jorge Silva/Courtesy Reuters). Today, chances are Hugo Chávez will face off agai…

Venezuela’s Presidential Race