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March 3, 2008

Global
Flannery: Microfinance Just ‘One Factor’ in Economic Growth

Matt Flannery, cofounder of the microfinance website Kiva.org, discusses microfinance and its ramifications for economic development and poverty reduction.

December 16, 2016

Philippines
Human Rights and Duterte’s War on Drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings, raising human rights concerns, says expert John Gershman in this interview.

July 10, 2006

United States
Danilovich: New Aid Program ‘Aggressively Engaged’ in Reforms for the Developing World

John Danilovich, chief executive of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, says the organization has become more aggressively engaged with developing nations in pressing economic reforms and is now di…

July 25, 2016

Bangladesh
The Struggle Over Bangladesh’s Future

The recent rise in Islamist violence in Bangladesh is caught up in a polarizing political debate over the country’s identity.

June 9, 2008

Development
More Investment Will Bring Security to Afghanistan

Afghanistan has a new development blueprint that leaders say will guide their country from decades of war and conflict.

May 20, 2008

Americas
Next President Must Resolve Immigration, Cuba Issues

The former commander of U.S. Southern Command discusses policy issues between Latin America and the United States including immigration and Cuba.

September 13, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Risks of Reducing U.S. Special Operations in Africa

The Pentagon plans to withdraw its special operations forces in Africa, but major cutbacks could threaten recent efforts to counter terrorism threats across the region.

Chadian soldiers take a break during Operation Flintlock, U.S.-led military exercises, in Diffa, Niger.

May 28, 2010

Democracy
Colombia: Moving Beyond ’Narco-Democracy’

Colombian presidential candidate Antanas Mockus has generated surprising support for his campaign of transparency and change, but the winner will need to reassure voters that security improvements wi…

September 13, 2005

International Organizations
Q&A with UN Director Salil Shetty

As the United Nations World Summit of international leaders opens in New York September 14, the director of the UN Millennium Campaign talks to cfr.org’s Esther Pan about international development an…

May 23, 2007

Iraq
Edwards: America Needs a Plan to Forestall Iraq Genocide

Sen. John Edwards, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, discusses foreign policy with Michael Moran, executive editor of CFR.org.