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November 20, 2006

Iraq
Lantos Says No ‘Silver Bullet’ on Iraq But Baker Panel Can Help Bipartisanship

The presumptive chair of the House International Relations Committee expects no "silver bullets" to emerge from the Baker commission’s report on Iraq. But Rep. Tom Lantos hopes the forthcoming report…

January 31, 2019

Immigration and Migration
The Future of Global Health Is Urban Health

Health and infectious diseases have shaped the history of urbanization, but it is cities that will define the future of global health.

Venezuela's biggest slum of Petare in Caracas on September 1, 2010.

April 15, 2003

United States
Dreier, Lantos Introduce Key Diplomatic Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - Aiming to strengthen the hand of our diplomats working at the United Nations (U.N.) and other international organizations, Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), Chairman of the House Rule…

January 31, 2019

Immigration and Migration
Growing Up and Moving Out: The Critical Link Between Health and Migration

Migration is seen as the product of desperate circumstances, but increasingly it is the byproduct of success—improved child survival followed by a booming young-adult population.

Migrants sit in the back of a truck at a local immigration transit center in Niger.

December 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia
U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

Relations between the two countries, long bound by common interests in oil and security, have strained over what some analysts see as a more assertive Saudi foreign policy.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump walks with Saudi King Salman at a summit in Riyadh.

October 1, 2018

Donald Trump
The Committee to Save the World Order

On his last day in office President Barack Obama left a note on the Resolute desk in the Oval Office for his successor. The note offered congratulations and extolled democratic institutions and value…

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December 19, 2018

Nigeria
Nigerian Military Conduct Should Be of Serious International Concern

The Times reports the Nigerian army’s efforts to portray the Shiite protesters as violent and posing a threat to Nigerian soldiers. At the time, army spokesmen defended their deadly response as being what President Donald Trump had told American soldiers to do in similar circumstances and they grossly underreported the number of those killed by army fire.

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January 7, 2019

India
Women This Week: A Wall of Women

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering December 30 to January 5, was compiled wi…

Women hold placards in a solidarity rally in support of "Women's Wall" organised by the women in the southern state of Kerala to pledge for gender equality in the southern state.

October 8, 2018

United States
The White House National Cyber Strategy: Continuity with a Hint of Hyperbole

There seems to be a general consensus that the White House's new cyber strategy is a continuation of existing policy. However, the us-versus-them approach the strategy takes could pose a problem. 

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January 31, 2019

Noncommunicable Diseases
Democracy Matters in Global Health

Democracy has played little role in the recent history of global health, but is becoming more important as the health needs of low- and middle-income nations shift from infectious diseases to noncomm…

A man wearing a health mask walks out of a voting booth in Xinbei, Taiwan.