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Foreign Affairs Flashpoints

Didn’t get enough of the fireworks this weekend? Here are the flashpoints to watch for as Congress debates FY15 foreign affairs spending.

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Attack of the Tobacco Mutants!

Bill Savedoff urges vigilance as Big Tobacco markets e-cigarettes as a healthful alternative to smoking.

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Europe’s Commitment to the Environment

It's about more than emissions. Owen Barder and Petra Krylova show how the EU can do better on fisheries, biodiversity, and global ecosystems.

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What’s Wrong with African Productivity?

In Africa, islands of high productivity exist in a sea of meager productivity. Alan Gelb and Vij Ramachandran examine why.

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Letters to The Lancet

Victoria Fan and co-authors analyze letters to the editor of The Lancet and discover worrisome holes in the peer review of the journal’s social science research.

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Building a Better Dashboard

The US State Department’s dashboard now tracks 96 percent of America’s foreign assistance. Sarah Rose tells what took so long and offers tips for improvement.

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G.F. Mexico, TED, Make Roads Safe

Millions Saved 3

Global health advances save millions of lives. Amanda Glassman gives a sneak peak of the success stories to be featured in the third edition of CGD’s most popular book. 

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Scraping the Bank

Justin Sandefur and Sarah Dykstra recently scraped the World Bank’s PovcalNet data set and made it publicly available. Listen to them explain how the story unfolded.

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Businesses Back REDD+

Hundreds of companies pledge support for REDD+ and urge governments to act. Read Frances Seymour's take on the Consumer Goods Forum's announcement.

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Summer Reading List

Arvind Subramanian shares an eclectic selection of his favorite fiction and nonfiction titles on economic development.

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