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January 19, 2018

Tourists ride in a vintage car in Havana, Cuba. U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Trump administration has rolled back some of President Obama’s policies normalizing ties with Cuba.

October 5, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A child is given an injection as part of a malaria vaccine trial at a clinic in Kilifi, Kenya. Can Malaria Be Eradicated?

A leading killer among diseases is now targeted for eradication by the middle of this century. Efforts to combat malaria are costly and challenging.

January 18, 2018

El Salvador
Police arrest a woman as they search people for drugs and weapons during a patrol in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Central America’s Violent Northern Triangle

Violence and rampant crime have driven asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to the United States, which is seeking to help address the root causes.

August 11, 2016

Geovane Silva holds his son Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil. The Zika Virus

The Zika virus, which has been found to cause severe birth defects, has spread across the Americas, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency.

December 8, 2017

same sex marriage Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

September 23, 2015

Afghan Girls School Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s sweeping new development agenda aims to “provide the overarching narrative” of sustainable growth for the next fifteen years, yet critics say the Sustainable Development goals are broad, unf…

August 12, 2015

A health worker administers drops of polio vaccine to children in an outskirt of the Yemeni capital Sana'a. Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Though polio had nearly been eradicated, the virus is on the rise amid an increase in violence against vaccine workers in conflict zones.

June 30, 2015

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Chickens are seen in a truck at a poultry market in Mumbai, India. Avian Influenza

A recent avian flu outbreak in the United States has forced agriculture officials to destroy tens of millions of birds and has cost hundreds of millions of dollars. These are the public health and fo…

May 15, 2015

A Nigerian peacekeeping soldier from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) patrols in a camp for internally displaced persons in Nyla, southern Darfur. Peace Operations in Africa

More multinational peacekeeping forces are deployed in Africa than ever before. To be effective, operations must address questions about division of labor, funding, and capacity constraints.

December 26, 2017

A truck driver waits to unload his cargo of cereal grain at a rail terminal in Alto Araguaia, Brazil. Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc

Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost Latin America’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.