Former U.S. Ambassador and American University in Cairo President Francis Ricciardone evaluates how the United States has dealt with global crises in the 21st century.
The United States is facing a perfect storm that puts it in the headlights of its counterparts’ world views.
Stunting can be prevented by using technology to improve agriculture and strong governmental support.
Inclusive refugee policies and a renewed approach to humanitarian relief will be needed to protect Lebanon’s most vulnerable.
The Coronavirus in Iran after a “Horrible Year”
Plans share a common thread of infrastructure spending and intra-African trade
COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-migration trends in the Mediterranean region, leaving migrants and refugees in increasingly vulnerable positions.
The two rival powers have been at loggerheads about the spread of the novel coronavirus, but maybe it’s time they cooperate for the greater good.
Countries which depend on tourism as a major revenue source have been struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” Vladimir Lenin
As COVID-19 amplifies isolationist trends in the West, Asian voices call for increased international cooperation.
Since its endorsement in 2018, a wealth of challenges have delayed the full implementation of the Global Compact for Migration in the Arab region.
Strengthening the capacity, the data networks, and the community response to win against COVID-19.
In order to map our future, we may look to the past on how health threats changed societies … or did they?
Value-added and excise taxes offer Gulf Arab states narrow fiscal levers to help offset the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis and drop in oil prices.
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the weaknesses of the international system; to fix the present and prepare for the future, we must pivot to a resilience paradigm.
Are refugees and asylum seekers protected by its strong domestic laws and international commitments?
An uncertain future looms as Palestine and Israel attempt to mitigate the onslaught of COVID-19.
Most policy-makers are taking on COVID-19 as a one-time challenge, but a multi-round scenario could have disastrous implications for the global economy.
Extremist groups will attempt to take advantage of the turmoil created by COVID-19—and it’s not the first time.
As the Covid-19 response of powerful states like the U.S. and China falters, it is also failing regions on the margins of great power politics, like Africa. It is time weaker states take a long look at their dependence on the world’s juggernauts for their own security.
Though the coronavirus pandemic has brought extraordinary challenges, it also presents states and institutions with the opportunity to assess and reform.
The American people lose out to contradictory official messages during a crisis that has been framed within the 2020 presidential election.
Africa is no stranger to recent outbreaks and therefore has a foundation to combat the coronavirus, but more must be done to ensure the informal economy is included in a comprehensive strategy to beat COVID-19.
COVID-19 has introduced the concept of working from home to many who have never experienced it. But, different industry needs, varying family and gender roles, and a need for interaction may explain why it wasn’t already the norm.
The critical factor in viral transmissions is immediate access to a population that is susceptible to infection
Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic
As long as humans have interacted with one another, we have assumed the risk of communicating disease; the question is, have we learned from past experiences enough to minimize future risk?