• What Defines a Fragile State? It Depends

    by  • May 22, 2017 • 

    It will come as no surprise to regular consumers of news that in the new Fragile States Index, published on May 15, South Sudan is at the top of the ranks of endangered countries and tranquil Finland is the most stable of all nations. But the grading and analysis of 178 nations compiled by...

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    At the UN Oceans Forum in June, Will the US Play a Bit Part?

    by  • May 17, 2017 • 

    In just a few weeks, the United Nations is convening a world gathering to discuss the health of the world’s oceans and seas, with member states, government and nongovernmental organizations, corporations and members of the scientific community and academia signed up to take part. Yet while representatives from America’s private sector and academic community...

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    The US Tightens Rules on NGOs in Global Health, Hurting Poor Women

    by  • May 16, 2017 • 

    While trying to make the case that the United States remains committed to global health programs, the Trump administration has issued orders to nongovernmental organizations and others working in women’s health that could cripple some of their international operations by demanding contractual compliance with US anti-abortion policies. The new rules have been written under...

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