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The malaria situation has improved markedly since the launch of the President’s Malaria Initiative, and the donor community has done a great job in more than halving cases and deaths from malaria. One can only hope that these gains will continue, but that can only happen if we combat problems, especially product theft.
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As the fight to restore democracy in Nicaragua passes the one year mark, US policy towards the Ortega regime appears captured by the idea that Havana holds the keys to control. Yet, there are policies that do not involve Havana that could restore electoral democracy in Nicaragua.
No matter how one cuts it, the administration’s use of the Pentagon’s transfer authority will weaken the building’s ability to meet the unfolding contingencies it now faces and will face in the months ahead. The price will be fewer training opportunities, less support, and declining morale as service members and their families deal with damaged basing and housing.
For the region more broadly — especially for India and Bangladesh — the Sri Lanka attacks come as a warning. Islamic State may have lost its caliphate, but it has not lost its capacity to exploit local divisions and launch massive terrorist attacks aimed at capturing global attention.