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March 21, 2018

World Order
Liberal World Order, R.I.P.

The liberal world order is under threat from its principal architect: the United States.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

September 27, 2018

Economics
The Restructuring of the World

Trade protectionism, together with fears over the national-security implications of technological development, are contributing to a balkanization of the world order. This is not good news for the Un…

Worker Electric Vehicles Reuters

December 6, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Ending Violence Against Women is Possible and Urgent

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Esta Soler, Presi…

A woman protests violence against women, at the close of the National Meeting of Rural Women, in Brasilia February 21, 2013.

December 3, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Eight Women Who Used Activism to Fight for Human Rights in 2018

This post was authored by Rebecca Hughes, research associate in the women and foreign policy program. 2018 has been a tough year for human rights. From the looming famine in Yemen, to the ongoing …

Pictures of city councilor Marielle Franco are seen, where she was killed in Rio de Janeiro, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

January 14, 2019

Afghanistan War
Agonizing Over Afghanistan

The United States should avoid a rapid, unconditional exit from Afghanistan but also minimize the costs of staying.

Afghanistan

January 11, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Middle East Burden Sharing

The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo.

January 9, 2019

Americas
Latin America Needs to Fix Its Education Deficit

Investing more in human capital is the region’s best hope to escape the middle-income trap.

School children play in classroom at Sao Jose school in Morro Do Veridiano, Belagua

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.

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.

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.