15 Oct 2014
Keeping Ebola Away from Asia
Author: Mely Caballero-Anthony, Gianna Gayle Herrera Amul
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary discusses the extent to which East Asia is prepared to deal with a health security threat posed by the spread of an infectious disease, such as the Ebola virus in 2014.
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International Relations in a Time of Accelerating Dynamic Instability
Author: Lawrence A Husick
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
If the world has indeed entered an era of dynamic instability, how should the United States respond? The author believes that Washington should reject realist or idealist approaches to international relations and pursue more ‘rational’ policies -- i.
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Drugs, (Dis)order and Agrarian Change
Author: Jonathan Goodhand, Patrick Meehan, Helena Pérez-Niño
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This paper discusses the political economy of drugs in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and examines how long-term empirical research on drug-affected regions can enhance international policy responses to drug production and trafficking.
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Lebensmittelstandards in Handelsabkommen
Author: Bettina Rudloff
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Dieser Artikel beschäftigt sich mit den unterschiedlichen Lebensmittelregulierungen in Handelsabkommen zwischen der EU und den USA, insbesondere der sogenannten Nicht-tarifären Massnahmen im Agrarhandel.
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Ecosystem Services from Tropical Forests: Review of Current Science
Author: Katrina Brandon
Center for Global Development (CGD)
This report explains the variety of environmental services tropical forests provide with regard to weather patterns, freshwater, natural disasters, biodiversity, food, and human health, as well as the science underlying how these ecosystem services a...
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How Much Will Health Coverage Cost? Future Health Spending Scenarios in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico
Author: Amanda Glassman, Juan Ignacio Zoloa
Center for Global Development (CGD)
As Latin American countries seek to expand the coverage and benefits provided by their health systems as part of a global drive for universal health coverage (UHC), decisions taken today – whether by government or individuals - will have an impact on...
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19 Sep 2014
"Race to the Bottom" or Setting Global Standards? Assessing the Regulatory Impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Author: Gabriel Siles-Brügge
Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
This paper discusses the likely regulatory impact of the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in three key policy areas: investor protection, public services and food safety.
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16 Sep 2014
The US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications
Author: Brock R Williams, Mark E Manyin, Remy Jurenas, Michaela D Platzer
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
This report is designed to assist Members of Congress as they consider the costs and benefits of the US-South Korean Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA).
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Gaza: The Long-Term Outlook
Author: Rosemary Hollis, Daniel Levy, Tony Laurance
This is a transcript of a panel discussion on some of the consequences of the July-August 2014 Hamas-Israeli conflict in Gaza and the situation in the territory.
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Histories of Humanitarian Action in the Middle East and North Africa
Author: Eleanor Davey, Eva Svoboda, Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Tom Woerner-Powell, Emanuel Schaeublin, Shaden Khallaf, Keith David Watenpaugh, Asher Orkaby, Dima de Clerck
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This publication features a collection of papers which examine various issues related to the history of humanitarian practice in the Middle East and North Africa.
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