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| By Sarah Yerkes, Gordon Gray, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Why Tunisia Is the Epicenter of Arab Democracy

All eyes turned to Tunisia in 2011, when the Arab Spring took off following the death of a Tunisian street vendor. Today, the world is again watching Tunisia after the death of its first democratically elected president.




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| By Ertharin Cousin

Wait Just a Minute: Ertharin Cousin

In this episode, Council distinguished fellow Ertharin Cousin explains the difference between outbreaks, pandemics, and epidemics; what's changed since the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and the one happening today; and how political instability impacts health systems.



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| By Madeleine Nicholson

Fragile States and Pandemics: Why Preparedness Cannot Happen in a Vacuum

The second largest Ebola outbreak in history is raging on in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and international response has been comparatively quiet. Given the DRC’s recent historical similarities to Sierra Leone, the country that suffered the most cases and deaths during the 2014 outbreak, it is imperative that the world take notice and provide a rapid and holistic response.



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| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week's Reads- Water Security Demands Attention

We often overlook water’s global security implications, such as civil unrest or mass migration. With Cape Town's water supplies dwindling, it's time to get serious about preparing for and preventing water-driven conflict around the world.