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02 Feb 2011 description

Interviewee:

Jacques-Philippe Piverger, Director, Pine Ridge Investments

Interviewer:

Toni Johnson, Senior Staff Writer, CFR.org

February 2, 2011

One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the country faces enormous political and development challenges. Jacques-Philippe Piverger, a philanthropist and a board member of the Haitian Diaspora Federation, says it is likely Haiti's President Rene Preval will remain in power until the second presidential candidate for the runoff--set for March20--can be sorted out.

12 Jan 2011 description

Authors: Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti

Brian Concannon, Jr., Director, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Beat Rohr, Haiti Country Director, CARE International

Robert Maguire, Associate Professor of International Affairs, Trinity Washington University, Chair, Haiti Working Group, U.S.

12 Jan 2011 description

Author: Laurie A. Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health

January 12, 2011

At the one-year anniversary of Haiti's tragic earthquake, media scrutiny will focus on the sorry lack of achievement in reconstructing Haiti's public buildings, private residences, economy, and infrastructure. No doubt a fair amount of finger-pointing will be directed at all players, including NGOs, the U.S. and Haitian governments, the UN peacekeepers and agencies, and a long list of private actors. Most of the homeless remain homeless.

02 Nov 2010 description

Interviewee: Laurie A. Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health

Interviewer: Deborah Jerome, Deputy Editor, CFR.org

November 2, 2010

Less than a year after its massive earthquake, Haiti has been hit with an outbreak of cholera that threatens to spread to some 1,300 displaced-persons camps in Port au Prince.

07 Sep 2010 description

Author: Michael L. Baker, International Affairs Fellow in Residence

September 7, 2010

As Pakistan continues to struggle with flood devastation, U.S. national security experts are considering the long-term effects of the disaster. Among the concerns are the Pakistan government's stability, opportunism by extremist groups providing relief, and the impact on the U.S. war effort in neighboring Afghanistan, where U.S. forces depend on smooth supply lines through Pakistan.

The case of Pakistan reflects how natural disasters can weigh on U.S. national security considerations.

07 Apr 2010 description

Author: Kara C. McDonald, International Affairs Fellow in Residence (on leave)

April 7, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE - The rainy season fast approaching will be the first test of the effectiveness of international assistance that has poured into Haiti since the January 12 earthquake that claimed a quarter of a million lives. Much has changed in the capital since the earthquake's early aftermath. Markets and street vendors line the streets, local transportation called Tap-Taps are crowded with Haitians on their daily errands, and businesses are reopening.