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Between credible allegations of rigging and historically low voter turnout, Nigeria's election was a step back from… https://t.co/krbtKf1MJRU.S. air strikes in Somalia have spiked under the Trump administration. Here's what to know about the al-Shabab ins… https://t.co/DkZ5ntSaaFTaxes make up 26% of the United States' GDP, putting the U.S. near the bottom of OECD countries. See how U.S. tax r… https://t.co/1zGHUJ7DQoTheresa May’s biggest Brexit opposition has come from within her own coalition over the so-called Irish backstop, w… https://t.co/KIQ99MjombDemocracy in a country has been an increasingly important factor in reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and… https://t.co/MIPlIQLNklFor years, Latin America has done little to achieve regional economic integration, but this new wave of market-orie… https://t.co/jfrHxlVFPNDo you know how long Hugo Chavez served as Venezuela's president? Test your knowledge and learn more about the coun… https://t.co/unDGLlBcALAntibiotics have prevented more than 50 million tuberculosis-related deaths since 2000. But antibiotics are now fac… https://t.co/32f0zNDm4P
3/24
2019
Democracy is good for your health, write SHP's @Tara_Templin and @TomBollyky in this @CNN editorial about their… https://t.co/pPxrhBT3XG
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsIndonesia is Southeast Asia's largest economy and in a region at the center of growing U.S.-China tensions. Yet U.S… https://t.co/nZzm2sIR7dOnce adversaries, the U.S. and Vietnam now have an increasingly close security relationship, propelled by wariness… https://t.co/ZvhdzVwfLXAlthough same-sex marriage has been legalized in 26 countries, it remains banned in many countries, and the expansi… https://t.co/PLRSa560BYAfrica has long been considered an afterthought in foreign policy. But a vision for a new world order is unlikely t… https://t.co/wTREa6i9HCThe number of measles cases has jumped 30% since 2016. Take a look at outbreaks around the world: https://t.co/GOwnSeJMeFChina's economy shouldn't be a proxy for other Asian countries — the fall in China’s surplus has been offset by a r… https://t.co/968jsYtjOGThe Asian continent is home to all ten capital cities with the highest concentrations of PM2.5, tiny, hazardous par… https://t.co/P8To1XA6K2
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3/23
2019
". . . the status quo in which the United States simply ignores Israel’s absorption of the [the Golan Heights] is p… https://t.co/Em5c74PwOaWhile the Five Eyes intelligence partnership—New Zealand, the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the UK—has been able to… https://t.co/ums1RLV5joTaxes make up 26% of the United States' GDP, putting the U.S. near the bottom of OECD countries. See how U.S. tax r… https://t.co/quNWQVbCY9With its first national elections in 8 years scheduled for this weekend, Thailand seems destined for continued poli… https://t.co/00UPoytRSp🎧 Listen to @JamesMLindsay and @Martin_Indyk discuss what the results of Israel's upcoming election could mean for… https://t.co/pVuw29RyalThe EU has agreed to extend the deadline for Brexit. For decades, the UK has had an ambivalent and sometimes conten… https://t.co/SY99D1VQ9FU.S.-Indonesia relations are unlikely to progress after Indonesia's election, costing the U.S. a valuable partner i… https://t.co/0m2l61cTz0From Australia to Israel, here's what gun policy looks like in democracies around the world. https://t.co/YO6y3qfSKj.@usmc_mattreid and @cybele_cg explain just how important it is to consider Afghanistan’s opium trade in any peace… https://t.co/PMILifpu5X
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsAl-Shabab remains the principal security challenge in war-torn Somalia. Here's what to know about the Islamist insu… https://t.co/EW8KuJKzqgBoth Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are part of the EU customs union and single market, which provide… https://t.co/ovTXmhVwGjTen of Asia’s major rivers depend on water flows from the Himalayas, providing water to more than 1.35 billion peop… https://t.co/tEKeP8lErUNorth Korea announced it is withdrawing from a joint liaison office with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just n… https://t.co/25HwfdHb84Excited for this piece in @washingtonpost @monkeycageblog explaining our @TheLancet study of links between democrac… https://t.co/1ppmKj6gsk
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsCFR's @TomBollyky explains the links between democracy and global health👇 https://t.co/gSZIxXcFjXWomen brought a transformative perspective to the Northern Irish peace process that left a lasting legacy.… https://t.co/kXAKMbxgfc
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsMSF and WHO officials have expressed concern about local community hostility to outsiders in eastern #DRC and have… https://t.co/C8AO9GSgFb
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsAlthough the Five Eyes countries may share intelligence about imminent domestic terrorist attacks in partner countr… https://t.co/savJla9u6FWithout the accountability that comes with free elections, autocratic leaders have less incentive than their democr… https://t.co/2egIRhvLXh
3/22
2019
As the Middle East faces a period of uncertainty, the United States needs to think in decades, not presidential adm… https://t.co/JeOJjhJzxzFollowing a 1996 attack that left 35 dead, Australia's government all but prohibited automatic and semiautomatic as… https://t.co/sEkqhfbk2GIn Southeast Asia, 99% of children under 5 breathe dirty air every day. Here's why air pollution is so bad in Asia: https://t.co/mYWcklgh1O🎧 Get ahead of the news with the latest episode of The World Next Week. @robertmcmahon and CFR's Charles Kupchan di… https://t.co/cPYP3tp6JhFour decades after the Vietnam War, the U.S.-Vietnam relationship is characterized by increasing trade and security… https://t.co/WpCNcSu0miAfghanistan’s terrorism problem cannot be separated from the opium that is its lifeline, write @usmc_mattreid and… https://t.co/SZyDEtIyr5
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsThe Israeli-Palestinian conflict dates back to the end of the nineteenth century. Trace developments in the conflic… https://t.co/F3emvpxXW2U.S. air strikes in Somalia have spiked under the Trump administration. Here's what to know about the al-Shabab ins… https://t.co/2I7BgA1mLDThe United States may not be able to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the Trump administration should av… https://t.co/hqaeitRoBEIn light of Pres Trump’s announcement: “The Golan Heights Should Stay Israeli Forever” No need to recognize reality… https://t.co/f5wCD4Hbx1
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsElections and the health of a country's people are increasingly inseparable, shows new research from @TomBollyky https://t.co/4JlB2I6bFtThe U.S. and South Korea don't need to have the same approaches to China, but the alliance should at least have an… https://t.co/x4LVPmutB6On #IntlForestDay 🌲, take this quiz to find out how much you know about the effects of deforestation around the wor… https://t.co/cqVoiWmc9iToday is International Day of Forests. In the last 50 years, Brazil’s #Amazon has lost nearly a fifth of its forest… https://t.co/d9EixOk5iSChinese President Xi Jinping arrives today in Rome, where the populist government is expected to make Italy the fir… https://t.co/12IjCmxBVJIt is not sustainable to treat a political system and the health of the people governed by it as unrelated, write… https://t.co/E978VySysU
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsRussia, China, and Cuba have enabled Maduro to maintain his grip on power in Venezuela despite years of domestic un… https://t.co/EYmM7ibsYRSouth Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa is attempting to reform the ANC and to marginalize those associated with Zuma, but t… https://t.co/pLvyhBJAFu
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsChina's surplus is down relative to its pre-global crisis level, but other Asian countries are seeing the opposite… https://t.co/S9ILJGmkicThe Amazon rainforest may only be soaking up half as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it did twenty years… https://t.co/skviwIm0TUBilateral trade between China and North Korea increased tenfold between 2000 and 2015, making China North Korea's m… https://t.co/tjURATPVrVSub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. By early 2019, three African heads… https://t.co/6RbvzIs0N6
3/21
2019
With its first national elections in 8 years scheduled for this weekend, Thailand seems destined for continued poli… https://t.co/4mCXkWYBlxChina is North Korea’s most important trading partner, and has helped sustain Kim Jong-un’s regime. Here's what to… https://t.co/4RECGS7F3dHow does gun policy in the United States compare to that of other democracies? https://t.co/xeHydY10kp https://t.co/5cYRs12JTKIndonesia is Southeast Asia's largest economy and in a region at the center of growing U.S.-China tensions. Yet U.S… https://t.co/CEUARIHmB8As the Brexit debate continues in British parliament, here's what to know about how the UK got here: https://t.co/r9VAMev0w7Trump has made reducing the trade deficit a priority of his administration. But are trade deficits actually all tha… https://t.co/mTBPY0d2SKConfused by Theresa May’s Irish backstop provision? Here's what you need to know: https://t.co/5YDlXl55f0 https://t.co/LM5K2X5AUVIf you look at the numbers of job-seekers and job openings across industries, President Trump's blue-collar jobs pu… https://t.co/7w1E0BOuJLBoko Haram is a top-tier threat to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. An insurgency led by the Islamist group… https://t.co/0pCFx8quipThe system created to manage refugee crises is in crisis itself. Take an in-depth look at how we got to this point. https://t.co/hbCfQSvJsrNATO is entering its 70th year in good shape, as Trump’s relentless attacks on the alliance are actually strengthen… https://t.co/sDwavHDwRPPosted blog based on Fortune piece I wrote w @Rebecca_Perchik on how Womenomics Is Flipping the Script on Men in Ja… https://t.co/Db9FFI0XmO
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsHere's what to know about NATO's expanding membership, and what the alliance does today: https://t.co/1DjmuwTtYb https://t.co/m5VuJOcsZiMore than 60 countries—accounting for 2/3 of the world’s population—have signed on to China's Belt and Road Initiat… https://t.co/gwx8XChJuwFrom Madagascar to Pakistan to Ukraine, measles outbreaks are threatening global progress and highlighting the dang… https://t.co/xJNVrNtXoYThe conservative European People’s Party, the largest political group within the European Parliament, will vote tod… https://t.co/fCevaExpb1Cuba has begun liberalizing its long-closed economy, but tensions with the United States persist. See how much you… https://t.co/KZfpUbFzsa🎧 Israelis go to the polls on April 9. @cfr_org’s @Martin_Indyk surveys the vote and explains what the consequences… https://t.co/SVET8kbBb7
Retweeted by Council on Foreign Relations🎧 Start your day with @JamesMLindsay and @Martin_Indyk as they discuss what the results of Israel's upcoming electi… https://t.co/yQ9KtLD3fCDemocracy is increasingly important for global health. Here's how changes in global health are reshaping societies… https://t.co/vJyRvCqEJMDemocracy is increasingly important for global health, argues @TomBollyky. Read this third entry in the @CFR_org in… https://t.co/5TKEIZnS1M
Retweeted by Council on Foreign RelationsWith economic inequality at an all-time high, some U.S. presidential candidates are proposing dramatic shifts to th… https://t.co/N9bBXN7nRSRussia's interference in the 2016 election should have been a wake-up call, but the United States has yet to come u… https://t.co/KPDlfbiCaBTime is ticking down until March 29, when the UK is scheduled to leave the EU with or without an agreement. Here's… https://t.co/ADYlvEqaJM
3/20
2019
As China's influence expands, it's time for the U.S.-South Korea alliance to establish a mechanism for dialogue and… https://t.co/NAhFTpiCJUHere's how #Brexit could affect Northern Ireland's economy—and peace process: https://t.co/uB5WOxZEtlTheresa May’s biggest Brexit opposition has come from within her own coalition over the so-called Irish backstop, w… https://t.co/F4rozUJyiPWhen it comes to fighting censorship by increasing collateral damage, it's best to start with evaluating how and wh… https://t.co/EsfIkE9ngJNew Zealand's prime minister has vowed to change the country's gun laws. From Norway to the United States, here's w… https://t.co/UvM75fPw9pWhat does NATO do today? Its missions include security assistance in Afghanistan, peacekeeping in Kosovo, and suppo… https://t.co/CSeoz4OYEIFebruary’s presidential election offers little hope for an effective response to ongoing conflict and growing pover… https://t.co/xjkYC3Y7ywMost countries still have laws that make it harder for women to work than men. This inequality shortchanges not onl… https://t.co/y6s5U8n2KdOne hundred years after the debate over the League of Nations and U.S. sovereignty, it's remarkable how current the… https://t.co/MMslc2Ffp5Today, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro meets with President Trump at the White House. Dubbed the “Trump of the t… https://t.co/NLeOXNpGiPDo you know what year the Cuban revolution took place? Test your knowledge of 🇨🇺 with our new quiz: https://t.co/qklcLidQg9Venezuela's exodus is one of the largest and swiftest mass migrations in Latin America’s history, and the United Na… https://t.co/7Va5vcoFRKThe Five Eyes intelligence partnership has been able to monitor and respond to the challenges of the Cold War, the… https://t.co/ISyPtLyVfRAs Thailand's elections near, the military is reverting to old tactics to keep the ruling junta in power, writes… https://t.co/cw8QhCkNiaBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet with President Trump at the White House today. They are expected to di… https://t.co/xGcgz1Ile5Democracy now plays a greater role than GDP in explaining differences in deaths from heart disease, cancer, and oth… https://t.co/U0dO24LVLY
3/19
2019
From economists to activists to scientists, here are six women who have shaped the world order: https://t.co/m4B8WyUKby #WomensHistoryMonthThailand’s first national elections in eight years look unlikely to resolve political tensions. Instead, Thailand s… https://t.co/5P6pkP7sXHThe most likely result of Thailand's March 24 elections? Continued authoritarian rule and further instability, says… https://t.co/k9N87XnRQb
3/18
2019

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