Council on Foreign Relations

National Teleconference: The State of the World’s Refugees: From Indifference to Solidarity

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres explains how the increasing number of new crises around the world, in areas such as Syria, Sudan/South Sudan, and Mali, has revealed that the capacity of the international community to present conflict is considerably limited. This meeting is part of the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture series, which was established by the Council and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Helton Lectureship is an annual event at which one or more speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.


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Tuesday, 12-16-14Domestic Politics and China's Health Aid to AfricaThis study explores the role of domestic politics in China’s health-related development assistance to Africa. It identifies domestic politics as a constant, even critical, component in shaping and structuring China’s health aid to Africa.
Thursday, 12-11-14Can Nigeria Endure Falling Oil Prices?Nigeria’s heavy dependence on oil revenues puts it in a risky position economically and politically, raising new concerns about instability in Africa’s most populous country, writes CFR’s John Campbell.
Thursday, 12-11-14Facing Death Without Spreading DiseaseIn the second piece in this four-part series, Laurie Garrett reports on how Sierra Leone’s traditional burial practices spread Ebola, and why officials struggle to count the toll.
Wednesday, 12-10-14Sierra Leone’s Ebola Epidemic is Spiraling out of ControlIn this piece for, Laurie Garrett examines why Liberia, once the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, been able to stop a rampaging killer disease, while Sierra Leone can't even count its dead.
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Monday, 12-01-14U.S. Policy Toward Sub-Saharan AfricaThe four articles in this package offer analysis and recommendations for U.S. policy toward the fast-changing, often overlooked region of sub-Saharan Africa.
Wednesday, 11-19-14U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko HaramJohn Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society. 
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Wednesday, 11-19-14I’m Back From Liberia and Under a (Self-Imposed) Quarantine in BrooklynGoing from Monrovia, Liberia to Belgium to New York meant enduring power outages, fever checks, Ebola questionnaires, and the hallway from hell. But the hysteria that dominated America's view of Ebola and the open disdain for travelers from the hard-hit region that was the norm in the United States in late October have yielded to what seems a very rational, smart way of keeping track of returnees

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