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July 27, 2020

Coronavirus
The COVID-19 Risk for Refugees

COVID-19 has spread across nearly every country in the world, disproportionally infecting and killing the vulnerable. Densely populated refugee camps with limited access to medical care are one of th…

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May 15, 2020

Energy and Environment
The True Cost of Cheap Clothes

Fast fashion has become a multibillion-dollar industry in recent decades, reshaping the world’s shopping habits. But the industry’s low prices disguise a staggering environmental cost.

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February 20, 2020

China
Which Countries Are the Top 5 Carbon Emitters?

The United States and China are responsible for more than 40% of global CO2 emissions. Which countries are the world’s biggest carbon polluters?

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September 16, 2019

Election 2020
9 Female Leaders Gaining Notice

There are currently 23 female world leaders worldwide. From Estonia's Kersti Kaljulaid to Ethiopia's Sahle-Work Zewde. Here are 9 female leaders gaining notice. Which country will be next?

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April 23, 2019

Japan
Why Japan Is Reassessing Its Military Power

Following World War II, Japan’s U.S.–imposed constitution renounced the use of offensive military force. But a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking tha…

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March 2, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and…

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September 14, 2017

Kurds
Video: The Time of the Kurds

Kurds have become critical players amid domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the Middle East. Explore the history of the Kurdish people and why some Kurds may be on the verge of achievi…

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January 28, 2016

China
China Policy and the U.S. Presidential Election

The president of the United States will have to deal with a rising and more assertive China on a wide range of issues, including Asia-Pacific security, trade, and cybersecurity. U.S.-China relations …

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November 9, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo
Video: The Humanitarian Crisis in the Eastern Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to ove…

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July 7, 2015

Global
The BRICS: Three Things to Know

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (known as the "BRICS") are forming multilateral bodies intended to reduce Western influence over the global financial system, explains CFR’s Stewart Pat…