- ReportBy Phillip Nieburg, Sahil AngeloSep 24, 2015
Tuberculosis gets less attention from policymakers than it deserves. This should not be the case in South Africa, where it is the number one killer. This paper outlines South Africa’s tuberculosis problem, its challenges and opportunities, and the role of the United States in tackling this dire threat.
- CommentarySep 16, 2015
Disease is among the oldest and most elemental threats to human society. Diseases like plague and smallpox shaped the course of human history, shattered societies, and transformed populations. The flu pandemic of 1918 killed as many as 50 million people worldwide, dwarfing the 17 million death toll of the “Great War” that just preceded it.
- CommentaryBy Kimberly Flowers, Anna Van NiekerkSep 1, 2015
In late July, President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia, where he met with smallholder farmers involved in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)–led development programs to highlight the impact of his 2010 Feed the Future initiative. The president’s visit acknowledged the significance of U.S.-Ethiopian relations and the depth and sincerity of American engagement.
- ReportBy Richard Downie, Sahil AngeloJul 30, 2015
South Africa’s health system is approaching a make or break moment. Can it complete a set of complex organizational reforms and place itself on a sustainable financial footing that will enable it to deliver first-rate health care services to patients?
- ReportJul 23, 2015
Instability in fragile states is a frequent source of conflict and humanitarian crisis within countries, a driver of displacement and massive refugee flows, and often a threat to the stability and security of neighboring states. Economies in fragile states often underperform, their societies are divided, and their people suffer poor developmental and economic outcomes.
- CommentaryJul 23, 2015
President Barack Obama’s meetings this week with the leaders of three of sub-Saharan Africa’s most important countries provide an early opportunity to reflect on his emerging policy legacy on the African continent.
- Critical QuestionsJul 14, 2015
This June in New York City’s Times Square, officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were joined by law enforcement and celebrities for the second annual “ivory crush.” The event, in which several tons of illegal ivory seized by customs officials were publicly destroyed, was intended to send the message that the U.S.
- CommentaryJun 30, 2015
Two years ago today in Cape Town, South Africa, President Obama announced the Power Africa initiative, with the goal of doubling access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, developing new sources of energy, supporting clean energy, and expanding access to both urban populations and to communities living off the power grid.
- NewsletterJun 25, 2015
It’s not hard to find Americans who want a victory over the Islamic state. The hard part is finding any with a good sense of what victory would look like. The late Justice Potter Stewart’s famous description of hard-core pornography, “I know it when I see it,” isn’t very helpful.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Cathryn StreifelMay 5, 2015
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