Africa Archive

Traffic congestion in Accra, Ghana, one of the Millennium Cities Initiative's focus areas. Photo by Susan Blaustein.

One Path Toward Effective Global Development: Learning from Those with the Most at Stake

Introduction Spanning more than two decades, dedicated international efforts to eradicate extreme poverty...
Dr. Margaret Hamburg. Photo by FDA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

The US Food and Drug Administration in a Globalized World

Dr. Margaret Hamburg served as Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration...
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The Essential Element: How Phosphorus Scarcity Endangers the World

Phosphorus: a powdery maroon substance used in producing everything from baking powder to...
A dry riverbed in California. California's drought has already taken a serious toll on its agricultural production. 
"California Drought" by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. PD US NOAA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Famine or Feast: Climate Change and the Future of Food Production

It is the year 2080. As climate change continues, unhindered by weak regulations...
A young girl holds the South Sudanese flag. Photo by Timothy McKulka/USAID.

To Guarantee Peace in South Sudan, Truth and Reconciliation is the Way Forward

South Sudan is the world’s newest nation, and one of its most troubled....
A map of the Israeli-occupied West Bank - photo courtesy of Human Rights Watch

Responsible Business in Occupied Territories

For more than a decade, there has been growing recognition that companies must...
Tens of thousands of people marched in the Polish capital Warsaw, protesting against the Law and Justice Party. (By Sankoff64 (own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Evaluating democracy’s global standing: The prospect of a freer world

“Democracy in Decline” is a compilation of scholarly essays assessing world affairs and...
A challenging river crossing in Katanga, DRC. Locational challenges such as this make emergency responses even more challenging for communities that need them the most. Photo by Tom Skrinar. CC-BY-SA-2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Epidemics: Neglected Emergencies?

The intensive care unit was filled with children, sometimes five to a bed....
Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers, November 2014. "Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers," by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis. PD US Marines, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Hidden Dangers: The Implications of the Global Health Security Agenda

On the heels of the annual International Monetary Fund/World Bank conference as well...
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The Connectivity of Culture: Innovating in Cultural Diplomacy

Ask anyone to describe their first exposure to, or memory of, another country,...