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Worst Flooding in Decades Hits Myanmar

The flooding has affected even areas of the country not accustomed to these types of disasters, compounding the complexity of the relief efforts. “Washed-out roads and bloated rivers are just two of the...
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High Drama, UN-Style

It was high drama, UN style. Negotiations went late into the night...sometimes very late, with sessions breaking at 5:30 am. And, unusually for the United Nations, deep into the weekend. At issue was a the...
James Fearon speaks at "IRAQ: The Way Forward"A special event sponsored by the FSI.

Episode 75: James Fearon

James Fearon is on every international relations syllabus. He is a professor at Stanford and widely known for his research into conflict and war. He uses game theory to explain the outbreak of...
President Barack Obama greets a child on the Kingsmill Resort grounds during a break from debate prep in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 14, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama Launches Big Clean Energy Plan

The move may hit some legal and political roadblocks in the USA, but it is an audacious step just four months before the Paris Climate Talks. ““In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to...
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UN-Style Justice for Cecil the Lion

The General Assembly passed a first-ever resolution on combatting wildlife crime. The resolution, coincidentally, comes as world attention is focused on the poaching death of a Zimbabwean lion at the hands of...