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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.