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To help readers better understand the nuances of foreign policy, CFR staff writers and Consulting Editor Bernard Gwertzman conduct in-depth interviews with a wide range of international experts, as well as newsmakers.
Analytical briefs written by CFR.org's staff on issues of the day with links to the news, analysis, commentary, and primary source materials that put the facts in context.
The WHOs tobacco treaty in 2005 was hailed as a crucial tool for controlling one of the worlds most lethal substances and as a model for confronting other global health problems. Ten years later it is a qualified success, write CFRs Thomas J. Bollyky and David P. Fidler.
The Houthi movements rapid ascent has created opportunities for al-Qaeda to expand and intensified the Saudi-Iranian rivalry, adding a sectarian dimension to Yemens turbulence, says expert April Longley Alley.
The death of an Argentine prosecutor reveals deeper problems in the country's political system, says expert Sergio Berensztein.
While the ISIS executions of two Japanese hostages have reinvigorated a public debate about the countrys postwar pacifism, recent moves by Tokyo to revise its counterterrorism policies should be viewed in the context of Prime Minister Shinzo Abes larger military ambitions, says expert Michael Auslin.
Though polio had nearly been eradicated, the virus is on the rise amid an increase in violence against vaccine workers in conflict zones. This Backgrounder examines the challenges to eradicating the disease.
Health experts are already calling 2015 one of the most complicated ever for influenza outbreaks, and the prevalence of lethal strains normally found in birds is especially troubling, writes CFRs Laurie Garrett.