In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. In 'Scaling the Mountain,' villagers find that combining conservation efforts with reproductive health services helps them support their families and their communities more sustainably. Read More

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  • Sean Peoples

    Sean Peoples

    Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
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    Roger-Mark De Souza

    Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience

"I tend to think this is an exceptionally dangerous situation for the simple reason that the Russian message 'Take us seriously or else' has never received a satisfactory answer," said Matthew Rojansky. Read More

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International Humanitarian Action: Changing Responses to Conflict and Crisis: “Syria is emblematic of politics shrinking the space where humanitarians can operate,” said President of the International Red Cross Peter Maurer. Read More

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The idea that China, the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, could generate a significant portion of its energy from renewable sources might seem like a distant dream, but according to a new report, it’s not so far off.  Read More

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Here are the sights and sounds of Election Day in Afghanistan as shared on social media. Read More

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  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

Romeo Dallaire was commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Rwanda in 1994. Animated by humanitarian ideals and a belief in the international system, he went forth with energy, enthusiasm, and expectations of success. Soon his hopeful confidence was shattered. This is his story. Read More

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    Monde Muyangwa

    Director, Africa Program
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    Steve McDonald

    Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces--a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.  Read More

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  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

Despite the inherent risks, India is determined to join China, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan in turning the Himalayas into the Saudi Arabia of hydroelectric energy. Read More

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