U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Health

A Pandemic in a More Dangerous World—It's Time to Rethink U.S. Engagement on Global Health 

This series focuses on the challenges that U.S. engagement on global health faces in a world battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, divided by power politics, and uncertain about the ability of the United States to sustain global leadership. 

This series is made possible by the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The World is Unprepared for the Unthinkable

A biological attack anywhere would have profound and far-reaching political, military, and health consequences

Global Health Through the Haiti Looking Glass

Another crisis in Haiti sharpens the imperative for new thinking among democracies

Governance

The Escalation of the Ukraine War and Global Health

The war has entered a more dangerous phase with grim portents for health

Governance

U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Health Explored

A series on the future of U.S. engagement on global health

Governance

Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention's Contributions to Global Health Security

Countering Russian disinformation creates opportunities to enhance the BWC's role against dangerous pathogens

Governance

The Global Fund, PEPFAR, and U.S. Foreign Policy

COVID-19 raises questions about these global health programs and U.S. national interests

Governance

Overcoming Cacophony in Public Health Communication after COVID-19

Communication failures during the pandemic require strategic attention

Trade

Trade Law Confronts an Exceptional Global Health Crisis

How should the trade system change after the pandemic?

Governance

The Monkeypox Outbreak and Foreign Policy

The outbreak has limited implications for U.S. foreign policy on global health

Governance

The Monkeypox Outbreak and the WHO's Existential Crisis

The emergency declaration on monkeypox reinforces concerns about the WHO's role in global health governance

Governance

Why the Global Fund Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy

The Global Fund is pivotal to tackling current pandemics and emerging threats

Governance

Changing Foreign Policy on Cyberspace: Lessons for U.S. Global Health Engagement

Proposals to transform U.S. cyber foreign policy can inform rethinking global health engagement

Governance

Supreme Court Decisions and U.S. Foreign Policy on Global Health

Recent rulings from the court have consequences for U.S. global health engagement

Governance

The G7 Summit's Geopolitical Pivot Signals a Difficult Future for Global Health

The G7's focus on war, power, and ideology overshadowed global health concerns

Governance

The World Health Assembly Takes Steps Toward Global Health Reforms

Countries began to reshape global health governance but left themselves room to change course

Governance

Tucker Carlson Blasts the Pandemic Treaty as a Threat to the American Way of Life

The Fox News pundit joined the global health debate and invited viewers to think about what he said—so I did

Governance

Five Questions for the World Health Assembly

The assembly meets as global health transitions into a dangerous post-COVID world

Governance

U.S. War Aims, Health, and the Armed Conflict in Ukraine

Ambitious U.S. objectives in the war will affect health on Ukrainian battlefields and in nations beyond

Governance

The Domestic Sources of U.S. Foreign Policy on Global Health

The transformation of American politics threatens foreign policy engagement on global health

Governance

COVID-19's Repercussions on Public Health Policy and Law in the United States

The pandemic has triggered regressive state-based law and policy reforms across America

Governance

Global Health and the Declaration for the Future of the Internet

The declaration takes geopolitical and ideological stands that raise questions for global health

Governance

Southeast Asia's Economic Future After COVID-19

Geopolitics and war threaten ASEAN's post-COVID plans for economic recovery, integration, and resilience

Governance

Biodefense Leadership and National Security: Lessons from the Goldwater-Nichols Reforms

The U.S. government needs transformational reform to combat threats to health security

Governance

U.S. Foreign Policy, Global Health, and the Challenge of Institutional Reform

Rethinking U.S. engagement on global health requires transforming domestic and international institutions

Governance

Guns, Germs, and Gases

The invasion of Ukraine darkens the future for global health

Governance

Noncommunicable Diseases and Foreign Policy on Global Health

The pandemic and climate change will deepen foreign policy disinterest in NCDs

Governance

The Bioeconomy Revolution Can End the Panic-and-Neglect Cycle in Health Security

Progress in biotechnology will advance pandemic defenses even more in coming decades

Governance

The Ukraine Crisis, COVID-19, and Global Health

The Russian threat to Ukraine has nothing to do with the pandemic, but the situation has implications for global health

Governance

Global Health's Moment of Truth in the United States

Twenty years ago, Congress created a global health bill that changed the world and this week, they could do it again

Governance

Latin America, COVID-19, and the Fate of a Post-Pandemic Civilization

Latin American countries need U.S. power to restore global health values

Governance

The Challenge of Pandemic Governance for Low- and Middle-Income Countries after COVID-19

LMICs should find better ways to cooperate against global health threats

Governance

Pandemic Governance Negotiations and U.S. Foreign Policy

Ready or not, the future of pandemic governance will be determined next year

Governance

The World Health Assembly Special Session and the Pandemic Treaty Controversy

Low- and middle-income countries face challenges in upcoming negotiations on pandemic governance

Governance

The Summit for Democracy and U.S. Foreign Policy on Global Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this week's summit underscores the need to rethink global health in foreign policy

Governance

Friends or Foes? International Law and Health Nationalism During COVID-19

The pandemic exposed a troubling gap between the letter and the spirit of human rights law

Governance

The Case Against a Pandemic Treaty

Strengthening global health governance after COVID-19 does not require a pandemic treaty

Governance

The Mexico-United States Border, COVID-19, and Global Health Diplomacy

Mexico and the United States need to reformulate their bilateral health diplomacy in the aftermath of COVID-19

Environment

Nature's Unprecedented Role at the Glasgow UN Climate Summit

Multi-stakeholder collaboration on natural climate solutions can transform climate action

Environment

The Glasgow Summit and U.S. Foreign Policy on Climate Change

Domestic politics, not diplomacy, will determine what "America is Back" means for climate change

Governance

The Pandemic and the Future of India's Foreign Policy

Mismanagement of COVID-19 at home squandered India's advantages in vaccine diplomacy

Migration

Border Management After COVID-19: New Strategies Required

The WHO has an opportunity to align public health and domestic politics on border measures after the pandemic

Governance

The G20 Disappoints on Global Health, but That's OK with the United States 

U.S. foreign policy on global health did not require the G20 Summit to be transformative 

Governance

Indonesia's Foreign Policy and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jakarta tests a new foreign policy strategy on the challenges created by COVID-19

Environment

Climate Change, Global Health, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Climate change adaptation is now an imperative for U.S. foreign policy on global health

Environment

The Policy Challenge of Extreme Heat and Climate Change

Health threats in a hotter world require policy action at every level of political and social life

Governance

The Challenge of Strengthening Democracy and Global Health in U.S. Foreign Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has battered the belief that democracy is good for global health

Governance

The Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy

The pandemic has made reversing the global decline in democracy and freedom harder

Governance

Global Health and Democracy: Managing Two Top U.S. Priorities

U.S. foreign policy commitment to both health and democratic norms is imperative

Governance

President Biden's COVID-19 Summit and the Shift in Pandemic Geopolitics

The pandemic is fading in importance for balance-of-power politics

Governance

The World Needs U.S. Funding to Prevent and Prepare for the Next Pandemic

At this week's White House pandemic summit and beyond, all eyes are on the United States

Governance

From Synergies to Tragedies: 9/11, Terrorism, and Pathogenic Threats

After the 9/11 and anthrax attacks, efforts to mesh counterterrorism and public health have failed

Governance

Pandemics, Pathological Politics, and International Order

A review of the new book "Aftershocks" by Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright

Migration

Rethinking Border Management and Global Health Security after the Pandemic

Border measures will be a more complex and controversial challenge for the post-pandemic world

Governance

The Afghanistan Disaster and U.S. Foreign Policy on Global Health

The Taliban's triumph has terrible implications for past, present, and future U.S. foreign policy on global health

Governance

Here We Go Again: U.S. Policy and Health Security

Framing pandemics as security threats failed to prepare the United States for COVID-19

Governance

Health Security and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Health and Security for Whom?

The pandemic proves that "health security" should no longer drive global health policy

Governance

A New Global Health Order?

Low-income countries and non-alignment in the wake of the pandemic

Governance

A "Third Way" for World Order After COVID-19

The pandemic will accelerate the development of a "multiplex" world

Governance

Global Health's Reckoning with Realpolitik

Geopolitics, global health, and foreign policy

Governance

The COVID Pandemic—A Global Crisis in an Era of Great Power Rivalry 

The United States must prepare for future pandemics in a geopolitical world

Governance

On Global Health, President Biden's Finest Hour

American leadership arrives at the G7 summit

Governance

A New Era in U.S. Global Health Leadership?

What the World Health Assembly meeting revealed