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Opinion Piece Examines Climate, Environment-Related Aspects Of U.S. Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment

New York Times: A Spy’s Guide to Climate Change Justin Gillis, contributing opinion writer at the New York Times “The Trump administration is seeking to withdraw the United States from the international accord reached in Paris in 2015 to fight climate change. It is trying to rescind regulations on the…

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Political Will Critical To Addressing Polio, Lassa Fever, Yellow Fever In Nigeria

The Guardian Nigeria: Polio, Lassa and Yellow fever: Where is the political will? Patrick Dele Cole “Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever, and yellow fever. ……

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Africa Faces 3 Key Challenges For Managing Humanitarian Crises

Project Syndicate: Three Humanitarian Challenges for Africa in 2018 Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, regional director for Africa for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “…Somalia’s [response to its cholera outbreak in mid-2017] gives me great hope for Africa’s future. But it also serves as a reminder that local…

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Trump Administration Should Strengthen Global Health Security To Prevent Potential Flu Pandemic

Washington Post: Trump could help curb a potential pandemic. Instead, he has been silent. Ronald A. Klain, former senior White House aide to both Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign “…[W]e are confronting [the 2018 flu outbreak] without a confirmed director of…

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Trump Administration Impacting Human Rights Globally

Foreign Affairs: Giving Up the High Ground Sarah Margon, Washington director of Human Rights Watch “…In country after country, the Trump administration is gutting U.S. support for human rights, the rule of law, and good governance, damaging the overarching credibility of the United States. … On foreign policy, … the…

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Opinion Piece Examines Food Security In Africa

The Star: Why is Africa still hungry? Alex O. Awiti, director of the East Africa Institute at Aga Khan University “…Why is Africa still hungry when the continent recorded the highest GDP growth and is on the upswing? Why does agriculture, which employs more than 70 percent of Africa’s workforce,…

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Ethical Implications Of Strategies Addressing Drug Resistance Require ‘Careful Consideration’

Project Syndicate: The Ethics of Fighting Drug Resistance Christian Munthe, bioethicist and professor of philosophy at the University of Gothenburg “…[T]he ethical roadmap for addressing [drug resistance] remains dangerously ill-defined. Health care policies that pursue long-term goals often have short-term costs for human, animal, and environmental well-being. … [E]thicists, health…

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U.S. Foreign Policy Needs ‘Thoughtful’ Reforms, Fully Empowered, Coordinated Diplomacy, Development Functions

Reuters: Commentary: The best way to fix U.S. diplomacy Richard G. Lugar, former U.S. Senator from Indiana and former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Thomas Pickering, former under secretary of state and former ambassador “American foreign policy currently stands at a crossroads. There are two possible paths…

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Funding To Support CDC’s Frontline Outbreak Response Efforts Critical To Preventing, Responding To Future Pandemics

Washington Post: The next pandemic will come sooner or later. The CDC needs money to prepare. Editorial Board “…At the time of the Ebola crisis, Congress approved a one-time, five-year emergency supplemental spending package … Anticipating that that money will run out in October 2019, the CDC has begun notifying…

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Aid From WHO, U.N. Agencies Potentially Enabling Assad’s Regime In Syria

Foreign Policy: Hypocritic Oath Annie Sparrow, medical doctor and assistant professor at the Arnhold Global Health Institute at the Icahn School of ­Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York “…International humanitarian law requires free movement of civilians and humanitarian access to them — both of which have been routinely…

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