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August 14, 2019

Afghanistan
Can U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks End the War in Afghanistan?

U.S. officials say that they are close to reaching a deal with the Taliban, but peace in Afghanistan would still not be guaranteed.

March 14, 2019

Noncommunicable Diseases
Democracy Matters in Global Health

Democracy has played little role in the recent history of global health, but new research published in the Lancet shows democracy is becoming more important as the health needs of low- and middle-inc…

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

January 31, 2019

Health Policy and Initiatives
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.

Four boys look ahead as one flies a kite over houses in the Petare slum in Caracas, Venezuela.

July 18, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The World Health Organization

Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises.

Health-care workers treat Ebola patients at a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Liberia.

May 24, 2010

Homeland Security
A Conversation with Thomas J. Ridge

Former Homeland Security Secretary Thomas J. Ridge discusses his experiences as the first leader of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as other lessons from his career. This session was pa…

June 25, 2019

United States
See How Much You Know About U.S. Secretaries of State

Test your knowledge of U.S. secretaries of state, from the founding of the country to the present day.

A view of the State Department seal on a podium at the State Department in Washington, DC.

June 27, 2019

Space
Big Bangs, Red Herrings, and the Dilemmas of Space Security

Policymakers should be careful not to focus to excess on the possibility of kinetic warfare in space.

The Small Satellite Orbital Deployer, in the grasp of the Kibo laboratory robotic arm, deploys a set of NanoRacks CubeSats.

March 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Emerging Voices: Callan, Blak, and Thomas on China’s Foreign Aid and Investment

Emerging Voices features regular contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Paul Callan, Jasmin …

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September 24, 2012

Health
New From CFR: Thomas Bollyky on Noncommunicable Diseases

In a CFR.org interview last week timed to the one-year anniversary of a UN high-level meeting on the subject, CFR senior fellow Thomas Bollyky discussed global progress on combating noncommunicable d…

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June 22, 2012

Americas
New from CFR: Thomas Bollyky on the Rio+20 Conference

In an interview today on CFR.org, CFR Senior Fellow Thomas Bollyky discusses the environmental and development issues on the table at the Rio+20 Conference. Bollyky suggests that the conference’s ult…

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