Central America’s Turbulent Northern Triangle (CFR)

A surge of migrants from a region known as the Northern Triangle—comprised of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—has cast a spotlight on a long-suffering part of the world and pushed governments in the region and beyond to reexamine relevant policies.

https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/central-americas-turbulent-northern-triangle

 by Amelia Cheatham

The U.S.-Australia Relationship, With Charles Edel and John Lee (CFR)

Charles Edel and John Lee, senior fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the U.S.-Australia alliance. Edel and Lee recently co-authored “The future of the US-Australia alliance in an era of great power competition.”

https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/us-australia-relationship-charles-edel-and-john-lee

A Conversation With Minister Adel al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia (CFR)

For further reading, please see the CFR In Brief “Trump’s Iran-Saudi Arabia Dilemma” by Philip H. Gordon, the CFR blog post “Scale and Nature of Attacks on Saudi Oil Makes This One Different” by Amy M. Jaffe, and the CFR quiz “See How Much You Know About Saudi Arabia.”

https://www.cfr.org/event/conversation-minister-adel-al-jubeir-saudi-arabia-0

Adel al-Jubeir

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

A Conversation With Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan (CFR)

Prime Minister Imran Khan discusses the current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations, recent developments in the disputed region of Kashmir, and Pakistan’s relationship with India, Afghanistan, and other neighboring countries.

https://www.cfr.org/event/conversation-prime-minister-imran-khan-pakistan-0

Imran Khan

Prime Minister, Pakistan

France’s Tech Tax: What to Know (CFR)

French lawmakers just voted for a digital services tax that takes aim at two dozen large tech companies, including several high-profile U.S. brands. The move caused bipartisan dismay in Washington, and the White House has threatened retaliatory tariffs. But more countries could soon follow France’s lead.

https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/frances-tech-tax-what-know

By Andrew Chatzky

Ebola Reaches DRC Border City of Two Million, WHO Responds (CFR)

The recent designation of Ebola as a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO) is a positive development in efforts to contain the disease. The decision highlights the importance of containing the disease to an international audience; the WHO’s designation is being widely carried by the international media.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/ebola-reaches-drc-border-city-two-million-who-responds

by John Campbell