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May 23, 2012

International Organizations
Reinventing the World Health Organization

The World Health Assembly in Geneva this week needs to do more to define a workable mission for the struggling World Health Organization.

May 3, 2016

Global
How to Reform the Ailing World Health Organization

Poor leadership is to blame for the WHO’s failure to reform its underlying institutional and structural problems in the wake of the Ebola debacle, writes CFR’s Yanzhong Huang.

December 4, 2009

International Organizations
The Vanishing WTO

Amid the global economic downturn, the World Trade Organization has been reduced to a talking shop as the prospects for a new global trade deal grow dimmer, says CFR’s Marc Levinson.

September 5, 2013

Trade
The Tobacco Problem in U.S. Trade

The Obama administration has a tremendous opportunity to forge a new approach on tobacco that balances U.S. mandates on trade with its obligations to promote public health at home and abroad, writes …

February 4, 2016

Trade
TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

The special exemptions for tobacco products in the TPP trade deal say less about cross-border investment rules generally, and more about the unique nature of tobacco under U.S. and international law,…

December 6, 2010

United States
Why U.S.-Korea Trade Deal Matters

The new U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement has the potential to measurably spur the economy and reassure a top U.S. ally, but President Obama needs to take firmer steps to boost a flagging trade agenda,…

December 12, 2016

Arab Spring
How to Support Democracy in the Arab World

The Arab world’s stirring for political change in 2011 failed dramatically, but support for building democratic institutions still represents one of the region’s best hopes for reform.

September 17, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tackling the Illicit African Wildlife Trade

Trafficking and poaching wildlife are a growing scourge for Africa, posing a threat to governance and even security for some nations, write CFR’s John Campbell and Allen Grane.

June 19, 2009

United States
Trade and Climate Change

The main U.S. bill on confronting climate change should adjust the way it proposes cushioning some vulnerable U.S. industries to avoid stirring protectionist fears, writes CFR’s Michael Levi.

June 4, 2010

Development
World Cup and South Africa’s Unmet Goals

The upcoming soccer World Cup brings enormous prestige to South Africa’s still-emerging democracy. But for all its post-apartheid progress, the country still must fix deep-rooted economic and politic…