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Working Paper Examines Global Health Governance In China, India

“In my new working paper, ‘Enter the Dragon and the Elephant: China’s and India’s Participation in Global Health Governance,’ I examine these two leading emerging countries’ role in global health governance (GHG) and how further participation can be complicated by domestic health challenges,” Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global…

Tougher Sanctions On North Korea Might Encourage More Responsible Domestic Food Policies

Wall Street Journal: North Korea’s Political Famines Robert A. Manning, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and James Przystup, senior fellow at the U.S. National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies “…Less than five percent of North Korea’s military budget could easily fill its food gap. Perhaps if [Kim…

President Obama Discusses Human Rights Concerns During Visits To Kenya, Ethiopia

Humanosphere: Obama presses Ethiopia and Kenya on human rights during visits Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses U.S. President Obama’s visits to Ethiopia and Kenya, where he publicly discussed the East African nations’ human rights concerns, including women’s rights, corruption, and gay rights (7/27).

U.S. Can Solidify Commitment To International Affairs In 4 Key Ways At UNGA

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Top Reasons To Care About #UNGA This Year Tracey A. Jacobson, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, discusses the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and four key areas where the U.S. could solidify its commitment to international…

U.S. Announces Additional $12M In Humanitarian Aid To Syria

“The United States announced Thursday it would hike its humanitarian aid to Syria, adding another $12 million to provide food, water, medicine and other necessities for battered and displaced people” affected by violence in the Syrian conflict, the Los Angeles Times blog “World Now” reports. “The increase approved by the Obama administration brings American humanitarian assistance in Syria to more than $76 million, including $27.5 million to the World Food Programme [WFP], roughly $18 million for the United Nations refugee agency and the rest split among other U.N. funds and non-profit groups,” the blog writes (Alpert, 8/2).

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