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May 21, 2008

What Does It Take to Achieve High, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth in Developing Countries?

Watch experts discuss the findings of the Commission on Growth and Development report.

May 21, 2008

What Does It Take to Achieve High, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth in Developing Countries?

Please join a discussion with four members of the Commission on Growth and Development. Launched in April 2006, the Commission is an independent body that brings together twenty-one leading practitio…

April 8, 2011

Pivotal Elections for Emerging Peru

Peru’s presidential elections are shaping up as a four-way race of familiar faces with major consequences for the country’s reformist path, writes CFR’s Joel Hirst.

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…

lindsay pena nieto 2012 07-02

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

January 10, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Colombia’s Right-Wing Paramilitaries and Splinter Groups

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was hailed for his plan to demobilize the country’s paramilitaries, but observers warn the groups are reforming under a different guise.

October 28, 2013

Technology's Humanitarian Purposes

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

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.

December 8, 2014

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…


July 2, 2015

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.