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September 10, 2021

Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable Diseases Kill Slowly in Normal Times and Quickly in COVID-19 Times

Why addressing chronic diseases is crucial for future pandemic preparedness

Marcelo Louzada stands in a blue room, holding his cell phone, which features a photo of his brother Valdemar Louzada, thirty-eight, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Valdemar suffered from obesity and died from COVID-19 in May 2020.

April 11, 2018

Syrian Civil War
Syria’s Civil War and the Descent Into Horror

A civil uprising against the long-time rule of the Assads has deteriorated into protracted civil war. Here’s a look at the elements that have deepened Syria’s tragedy.

Syria’s Civil War

March 29, 2021

Global
Women’s Power Index

Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.

April 25, 2017

Politics and Government
Eleven World-Shaking Developments in 2011

The year 2011 was marked by the advance of democratic movements in the Arab world and the economic struggle of advanced democracies. It saw unprecedented military operations in Pakistan and Libya and…

Eleven World-Shaking Developments in 2011

March 11, 2021

Japan
Constitutional Change in Japan

Japan's constitutional debate is about not simply the document's past but also the nation's ability to respond to twenty-first-century challenges.

Japanese protester holding sign about article 9

February 1, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict Tracker

The Center for Preventive Action’s Global Conflict Tracker is an interactive guide to ongoing conflicts around the world of concern to the United States.

Map of the world with pins where conflicts are

October 28, 2019

Noncommunicable Diseases
Autocracy Is Hazardous for Your Health

Democracy does not die in the darkness so often anymore. It dies in the light, one election at a time, with voters embracing the populists and autocrats who promise to cut the red tape and deliver th…

Health workers demonstrate outside the hotel where the Supreme Electoral Tribunal has its headquarters to count the election votes, in La Paz, on October 22, 2019.

December 21, 2020

China
China's Digital Silk Road

A Transformative Approach to Technology Financing or a Danger to Freedoms?

China's Digital Silk Road

November 29, 2018

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.

October 7, 2020

Economics
Tracking Currency Manipulation

Currency manipulation is one way countries can shift patterns of trade in their favor. By buying foreign currency in the market, a country can artificially change the price of its imports and its exp…