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We’re reading about the Fogarty Center, after the Trump budget outline targets the…

Categories: Transition 2017, What We’re Reading About the 2017 TransitionProfile: NIH’s Fogarty International Center – A couple of years ago, this article in The Lancet described the widening scope and increasing impact of the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, since it began to support medical training and research in 1968. “This concept of investing in training outstanding young investigators, both U.S. and […](Read more…)

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Trump “America First” budget plan proposes deep cuts to science, services, support systems…

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingWith a document short on detail, but sweeping in its proposals to reduce resources for longstanding programs, the President Trump releases “A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again“ In a “skinny” budget proposal with vast implications for medical research and public health at home and abroad the Trump administration today outlined a plan of government spending […](Read more…)

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Aid or ammunition? As Trump plans first budget, we’re reading about the security dividends of…

Categories: Transition 2017, What We’re Reading About the 2017 TransitionTrump’s budget entails steep cuts for diplomacy foreign aid – While this fiscal year’s $50.1 billion for the State Department and USAID represents just a little more than 1 percent of the entire federal budget, this AP piece cites sources saying the president’s proposal for next year would cut that by 37 percent. US foreign […](Read more…)

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Laurie Garrett Examines Several Of U.S. President Trump’s First Actions, Potential Effects On…

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Garrett on Global Health”: Trump: Two Weeks Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses several of U.S. President Trump’s first actions in office, and, when applicable, their potential effects on global health. These actions include “1. ‘minimizing the economic burden’ of the Affordable Care…More

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On theories of change, what are the differences between playing offence and defence?

Unsurprisingly, in this year of Brexit and US elections, I’ve been thinking about how to stop bad stuff happening. While they are doubtless desperately looking for silver linings in a year of defeats, progressive movements are likely to spend a good part of the next few years defending good things from political assault. So what is the same/different about defence and offence when it comes …

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Abortion: Clinton invokes women’s rights around the world as she defends choice

The contentious issue of abortion came up during the final U.S. presidential debate on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton affirmed women’s right to abortion while Donald Trump said he would appoint judges to the Supreme Court who oppose it. Clinton countered by looking internationally to the consequences of governments circumventing reproductive rights.

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Angry about Trump avoiding taxes? Don’t hate the player, hate the game

Americans are expressing anger at the revelation that Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman running for president, may not be paying federal taxes. When Hilary Clinton brought it up in last week’s debate, Trump responded it “makes me smart.” And he was right. The world’s wealthiest people use tax laws and legal loopholes to shift around

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7 questions we’d like to ask in the next presidential debate

The dust is starting to settle after the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Moderator Lester Holt asked few questions, giving the candidates a lot of latitude. As a result, most of the 90-minute debate was spent trading barbs and evading deeper policy issues – especially foreign affairs. In a little

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Obama and Ban deliver final U.N. speeches no holds barred

U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered their final speeches to the U.N. General Assembly this week, and they didn’t hold back. Obama called out a long list of people and ideas; Ban owned up to some of the U.N.’s biggest scandals.

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Why Trump and other anti-immigration supporters are completely wrong

Michael Clemens describes the opportunity that immigration presents for the U.S. and why it is an effective anti-poverty tool. Yes, it requires some upfront costs that come in the form of social programs, but the long term benefits are too big to ignore.

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U.S. presidential campaign in the Humanosphere, #1

This is the first in what will be a series of stories providing analysis on issues that come up in the U.S. presidential primaries and election that are relevant to the Humanosphere. Global poverty and inequality will get scant attention from the campaigns, but issues raised and ideas tabled during the process will have an

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Trump gets a lot of things wrong on foreign policy, particularly the role of aid

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s foreign policy views have become clearer thanks to recent conversations with the editorial boards at the New York Times and the Washington Post. Trump expounded on his beliefs of nuclear expansion in South Korea, his distaste for NATO and how he would defeat the Islamic State. The conversations help to

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How would we report on the Trump campaign if it happened elsewhere?

This continues the semi-regular series of stories that again stealing a page from Slate’s Joshua Keating, who has a series of stories about events in the United States “using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries.” Protests and violence have rocked the campaign events for the leading opposition

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